(L.A.) Laura Ayala Delgado, 64, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2023-11726

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 64-year-old Hispanic female that occurred at her residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Laura Ayala Delgado.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Silicone Embolism

RIP LAURA AYALA DELGADO (June 10, 1959 – September 2, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 5:27 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published in June the following year.

A silicone embolism happens when silicone, typically from cosmetic implants, enters the blood vessels and causes a blockage.

In a review of 33 cases from 1965-2004, the mean age of women diagnosed with silicone embolism was 31 years (range 21-58 years). The most common sites of silicone injection were the breasts and buttocks/hips/thigh area.

The last time the medical examiner published a case of silicone embolism was in 2018 when a 25-year-old died. It’s considered an accident because it was neither a natural death nor an intentional death.