(L.A.) Melvin Knox, 81, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2019-01234

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of an 81-year-old Black male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Melvin Knox.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death A: Sudden Cardiac Death

Cause of Death B: Myocardial Infarction

Cause of Death C: Atherosclerotic Heart Disease

Other Significant Conditions: Effects of Cocaine and Methamphetamine Use

RIP MELVIN KNOX (February 17, 1937 – February 12, 2019)

Drug deaths are frequently classified as accidents under the assumption that the users didn’t intend to kill themselves.