(L.A.) Sharon Seiler, 60, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2020-02534

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 60-year-old Black female that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Sharon Seiler.

Manner of Death: Natural

Cause of Death A: Respiratory Failure

Cause of Death B: Diffuse Alveolar Damage

Cause of Death C: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19)

Other Significant Conditions: Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis, Nephrosclerosis

RIP SHARON SEILER (October 23, 1959 – March 23, 2020)

This is the third earliest case in the ME/C’s database where COVID was mentioned and the first where COVID was listed as the primary cause of death.

Note that most so-called COVID deaths occur after a stay at a hospital and so do not have to go through the coroner’s office. Only deaths that require investigation by a government agency are passed through the medical examiner.