(L.A.) Kimberly Kelly, 56, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2023-01044

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 56-year-old Caucasian female that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Kimberly Kelly.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Acute Paroxetine Toxicity

RIP KIMBERLY KELLY (October 8, 1966 – January 26, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 9:39 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published in late September, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drug.

Paroxetine, sold under the brand names Paxil and Seroxat among others, is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.