(L.A.) Ryan Temple, 46, Ended His Life

Case Number: 2023-15507

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 46-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred at his residence in Long Beach.

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

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Diphenhydramine Toxicity

RIP RYAN JEFFREY TEMPLE (March 5, 1977 – November 11, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 8:32 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on January 14, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine used to relieve symptoms of allergy, hay fever, and the common cold; it’s the active ingredient in Benadryl.

GoFundMe: gofundme.com/f/g7nxzv-temple-family-fund

A detailed report by the government investigator and medical examiner on this case may be purchased from L.A. County for 67 dollars. This includes field notes on the circumstances of the death.


Inquiries over the phone may be made by calling the Department of Medical Examiner at (323) 343-0695 during regular office hours.