(L.A.) Michael Lessing, 53, Died in an Alley

Case Number: 2024-00834

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 53-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred in an alley.

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

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Fentanyl and Ethanol

RIP MICHAEL LESSING (August 24, 1970 – January 12, 2024)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the COD ruling on February 13, presumably after the results of tox screening had come back from the lab.