(L.A.) Iraj Shamsian, 69, Died From Drugs

Case Number: 2023-15910

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 69-year-old male that occurred at his residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Iraj Shamsian.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Fentanyl and Cocaine Toxicity

RIP IRAJ SHAMSIAN (March 8, 1954 – November 17, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 12:57 p.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the COD ruling on February 13, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.

This is considered an accidental drug overdose.

A detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner on this case may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. This includes field notes on the circumstances of the death.


Inquiries about this case may be made over the phone by calling the Department of Medical Examiner at (323) 343-0714 during office hours. The investigator is Ernestine Burns, the pathologist Dr. Lawrence Nguyen.