(L.A.) Stephen Budgell, 49, Died From Meth

Case Number: 2023-17677

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 49-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred at his residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Stephen Budgell.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Effects of Methamphetamine

RIP STEPHEN MICHAEL BUDGELL (September 21, 1974 – December 16, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 2:15 a.m.

The Department of Medical Examiner publicly disclosed the COD ruling on January 29, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the drug.