(L.A.) Randall Lawrence Simms, 49, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2023-18257

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 49-year-old Black male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Randall Lawrence Simms of Redondo Beach.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Sodium Nitrate Toxicity

Other Significant Condition: Atherosclerotic Heart Disease

RIP RANDALL LAWRENCE SIMMS (October 7, 1974 – December 26, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Tuesday at 1:10 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on March 1, presumably after the results of tox screening had come back positive for the substance.

The decedent graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a BS in Psychology in 1996 and Villanova University with an Executive MBA in Project Management in 2010. He is survived by his wife, son, parents, siblings, and large extended family.