By Jamie Samhan.

Actress Lindsey Pearlman was found dead earlier this year. She was 43.

Pearlman first went missing on February 13 in the East Hollywood area, and now, six months later, her cause of death has been revealed.

On Monday, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officially ruled the actress’ death a suicide caused by sodium nitrite toxicity.

According to People, the coroner’s report cited “the presence of non-toxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine” in Pearlman’s system.

“Pearlman failed to return home and has not been seen or heard from since,” police said in a statement at the time she disappeared. “Friends and family fear for her safety.”


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Days later, Los Angeles Police Department shared they found the “General Hospital” actress.

“Today around 8:30 a.m., Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call for a death investigation at Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office has since confirmed the individual to be Lindsey Erin Pearlman. The cause of death will be determined by the coroner,” LAPD said as per Deadline.

The area is just off of the popular hiking spot Runyon Canyon Park.

Pearlman’s husband Lance Smith shared his own statement on Instagram.

“She’s gone. I’m broken. I will share more later, but I wanted to thank you to everyone for their love and efforts and ask you to respect the privacy of her family at this time.”

Her cousin Savannah Pearlman added, “I’m deeply sad to report that they have found Lindsey, and it was too late. I have no other information about the location or circumstance.”

“Lindsey was a fierce animal advocate and a talented actress. Please consider a donation to @SanteDOr in her honour,” she said.


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Pearlman had most recently starred on “Vicious” but had recurring roles on “General Hospital”, “The Ms. Pat Show” and “Chicago Justice”.

The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 all offer ways of getting help if you, or someone you know, may be suffering from mental health issues.

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