(L.A.) Michael Gwinn, 46, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2000-06186

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 46-year-old Caucasian male that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Michael Gwinn.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death A: Bleeding Esophageal Varices

Cause of Death B: Laennec Cirrhosis

Other Significant Condition: Hepatitis B and C

RIP MICHAEL GWINN (June 24, 1954 – August 29, 2000)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 9:52 p.m.

Laënnec cirrhosis is primarily caused by excessive and chronic alcohol consumption.

Esophageal varices are extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower third of the esophagus. They are most often a consequence of portal hypertension, commonly due to cirrhosis. People with esophageal varices have a strong tendency to develop severe bleeding which left untreated can be fatal.