(L.A.) Shahin Jahanpanah, 19, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2002-08869

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 19-year-old male of “unknown” race that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Shahin Jahanpanah.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death A: Drowning

Cause of Death B: Post-Traumatic Seizure Disorder

Cause of Death C: Chronic Cerebral Trauma

Other Significant Condition: Probable Effect of Marijuana Use

RIP SHAHIN JAHANPANAH (September 19, 1983 – November 26, 2002)

The ME/C listed unknown as the race/ethnicity in the record. The name could be South Asian / Indian / Desi, Middle Eastern / Persian / Iranian, or a mix.

The decedent is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City.

His grave marker states “Beloved Son and Friend” and his birthday as December 19, 1983, which would have made him still 18 years old at the time of his death.

Since the year 2000, from among the more than 150,000 death records made public by the county’s medical examiner, “marijuana” was mentioned at least 71 times. The last mention of it was in March 2021.