(L.A.) Sonaal Joshi, 32, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2023-04692

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 32-year-old male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Sonaal Joshi.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Fentanyl

RIP SONAAL JOSHI (September 28, 1990 – April 28, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was on Friday, 6:37 a.m. The body was not brought in to the DME.

The decedent’s name is South Asian / Desi / Indian in origin. We do not know if he was injected with synthetic mRNA. We do not know if his friends provided him with the fatal dose of fentanyl.

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

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

Of the approximately 150,000 death records made public by the county coroner since 2001, there have been over 5,000 cases that include fentanyl as a cause of death, most only in the past three years.

1,522 cases in 2022 (prelim)
1,571 cases in 2021
1,050 cases in 2020
  396 cases in 2019
  209 cases in 2018