(L.A.) Rickie Crowell, 59, Died From Cocaine

Case Number: 2023-16875

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 59-year-old Black male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Rickie Crowell.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

Other Significant Conditions: Cocaine Effects; Inguinal Hernia

RIP RICKIE CROWELL (January 3, 1964 – December 4, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 4:21 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on January 9, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the coke. This is considered an accidental drug overdose.