(L.A.) Ted Palermo, 71, Died in a Hospital

Case Number: 2023-01406

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 71-year-old Caucasian male that occurred in a hospital.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Ted Palermo.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Methamphetamine Toxicity

RIP TED PALERMO (January 5, 1952 – February 4, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Saturday at 3:06 a.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on December 19, presumably after the results of tox screening came back positive for the meth.

This was an accidental / unintentional drug overdose.


The decedent’s mother just passed less than a year ago at the age of 93. He is survived by his son Tony.