Jeff Grosso’s Death Was Fentanyl Related

by The Editors on December 18, 2020

Legendary skateboarder Jeff Grosso (who died March 31, 2020) died as a result of “acute polydrug intoxication” according to an autopsy obtained by the Los Angeles Times. His accidental death was reportedly caused by the “combined effects of fentanyl and phenobarbital,” according to an autopsy report by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.

Severe cardiomegaly (enlargement of the heart) with dilatation, a clinical history of hypertension and anxiety, and obesity were listed as other conditions in the autopsy. . . The manner of his death was ruled an accident. . . A toxicological examination performed by the Orange County Crime Lab showed the Grosso had .0459 milligrams per liter of fentanyl in his system, an amount well beyond the typical minimum fatal concentration.

We knew he had a big heart, and while this information brings no comfort to the sadness felt by the entire skateboarding community, it is one more reminder. Be careful out there.

[Link: LA Times]

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