(L.A.) Ryan Tanaka, 40, Overdosed on Cocaine

Case Number: 2023-00943

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 40-year-old Asian male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Ryan Tanaka of Monterey Park, California. Born in L.A. County. Mother’s maiden name is Tanouye.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Cocaine Intoxication

Other Significant Conditions: Hypertension, Obesity, Sleep Apnea

RIP RYAN TADASHI TANAKA (December 12, 1982 – January 23, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 3:23 p.m.

The decedent’s surname is Japanese.

Drug deaths are frequently classified by the medical examiner as accidents under the assumption that the users didn’t intend to kill themselves.