(L.A.) Paula Smith, 55, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2023-16940

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 55-year-old Black female that occurred at her residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Paula Smith.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Atherosclerotic and Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease

Other Significant Conditions: Multiple Drug Toxicity, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Asthma

RIP PAULA SMITH (February 25, 1968 – November 21, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the CoD ruling on March 30, presumably after the results of tox screening had come back positive for the drugs.

This is considered an accidental overdose.