(L.A.) Lucas Foster, 28, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-01959

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 28-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Lucas Foster.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid, Oxycodone, Diazepam, and Temazepam Toxicity

RIP LUCAS FOSTER (December 12, 1994 – February 18, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on August 30, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drugs.

GHB is is a Schedule I depressant. The GHB-containing pharmaceutical product, Xyrem®, is controlled as a Schedule III drug. GHB abuse became popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and “raves” in the 1990s, and gained notoriety as a date rape drug.

In 2002, the Food and Drug Administration approved Xyrem® (sodium oxybate) with Orphan Drug Status and limited distribution through a central pharmacy. Xyrem® is approved as a treatment to reduce the incidence of cataplexy and to improve daytime sleepiness in patients with narcolepsy.

Oxycodone, sold under various brand names such as Roxicodone and OxyContin (which is the extended release form), is a strong, semi-synthetic opioid used medically for treatment of moderate to severe pain. It is highly addictive and is a commonly abused drug.

Diazepam, first marketed as Valium, is a medicine of the benzodiazepine family that acts as an anxiolytic. It is commonly used to treat a range of conditions, including anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome.

Temazepam (sold under the brand names Restoril among others) is a medication of the benzodiazepine class which is generally used to treat severe or debilitating insomnia.