Deputy L.A. County Coroner Ed Winter died on March 17 at the age of 73. The coroner was known for his investigations of high-profile cases and frequently appeared on television news revealing facts about celebrity deaths.
Winter started working in the L.A. County Coroner’s office in 2003 and retired from his position in 2019. Over the years, he worked on the cases of Michael Jackson, Paul Walker and Whitney Houston, among others.
People are now interested to learn more about the personal life of the ‘Coroner to the Stars,’ including the details of his earnings and family. Read on to see everything we know about Ed Winter’s wife and net worth.
Ed Winter Wife
The coroner mostly kept his personal life under wraps and did not reveal much about his family. So it is not known whether he was married or not and if he had any kids. Even if he did, Winter did not disclose their details on social media.
However, it is known with certainty that he was born in the United States in 1950. He lived in Los Angeles most of his life, where he joined the L.A. County Coroner’s office in 2003. He soon started making news for investigating the death of Lana Clarkson, a model and actress who was murdered by music producer Phil Spector.
Ed Winter Net Worth
Ed Winter might have raked in significant wealth during his 17 year long career. Coroners generally earn an average salary of $71,650 every year. Their yearly pay ranges from $38,950 to $117,500. Winter’s exact net worth is unknown at the time of his death; however, it is estimated that the coroner could have earned around $1.7 million in his career.
Winter shot to fame through his appearances on television news, where he spoke about celebrity death cases and revealed facts to the viewers. In June 2009, the news of Michael Jackson’s death from cardiac arrest shocked the world. At the time, the coroner was one of the first people to see his body.
He found several injection points on the King of Pop’s body and concluded that a lethal combination of sedatives and propofol caused his heart to fail. He also said the cardiologist who had prescribed the doses, Conrad Murray, had fled the scene. The doctor was eventually sentenced to four years in prison.
Career and Retirement
The coroner then investigated Whitney Houston’s demise in 2012. The singer and actress had died on the day of the pre-grammy party due to accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub, attributed to heart disease and cocaine use.
The following year, Paul Walker tragically died in a car accident, and Winter was again tasked with investigating the celebrity case. At the time, the initial reports said that the actor was ‘screaming for help,’ however, the coroner concluded that he had died instantly on the spot.
Over the years, he also handled the cases of Tom Petty, Brittany Murphy, and Corey Haim. He retired from the job in 2019. Four years later, the news of his own death came out in March 2023.
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