(L.A.) Ryan Rorie, 38, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2014-06133

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 38-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Ryan Rorie.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death A: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Hemorrhage

Cause of Death B: Mallory-Weiss Tear of Esophagus

Cause of Death C: Sequelae of Chronic Alcohol Abuse

Other Significant Condition: Alcoholic Liver Disease

RIP RYAN RORIE (August 28, 1976 – September 5, 2014)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Friday at 7:18 p.m.

Mallory-Weiss syndrome refers to a tear or laceration of the mucous membrane, most commonly at the point where the esophagus and the stomach meet (gastroesophageal junction). Such a tear may result in severe bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract. The immediate cause of the lesion is usually a protracted period of vomiting.

There are at least 45 records in the ME/C’s public database where Mallory-Weiss syndrome may have played a role in causing death.