(L.A.) Theodore Scalise, 74, Died in May

Case Number: 2023-05263

The government of Los Angeles County has announced the death of a 74-year-old White/Caucasian male.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Theodore Scalise.

STATUS: The decedent’s body has been released. Ruling by the deputy medical examiner is deferred pending additional investigation.

Manner and cause of death will be added to this page when it becomes available.

If the DME has ordered toxicological screening, the next public update may take five to eight months.

RIP THEODORE SCALISE (May 26, 1948 – May 10, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was on Wednesday at 7:23 a.m.

The decedent had a history of tobacco smoking; prior drug use of speed and heroin; and unspecified psychiatric treatment in the past. He had been taking medication.



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