(L.A.) Lanell Thomas, 69, Died From Drugs

Case Number: 2024-01618

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

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Lanell Thomas.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Multiple Drug Toxicity

RIP LANELL THOMAS (November 28, 1954 – January 25, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 10:33 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on March 30, presumably after the results of tox screening had come back positive.

The government investigator opted not to list the specific drugs found in samples taken from the decedent.