New York City medical examiner

Joan Rivers attends SiriusXM's 'Howard Stern Birthday Bash' at Hammerstein Ballroom on January 31, 2014. (credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Medical Examiner: Joan Rivers’ Death ‘Resulted From Predictable Complication’

Rivers, 81, went into cardiac arrest at Yorkville Endoscopy this August following a minor, elective vocal cord procedure.


Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman attends 'The Master' Premiere during The 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 1, 2012 in Venice, Italy. (credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

ME: Hoffman’s Death Ruled An Accident; Cocktail Of Drugs Found In Actor’s System

Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were all found in his system, according to the ME’s office. Hoffman, 46, was found dead with a needle still in his arm in his West Village apartment on Feb. 2.


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Heat Wave Blamed For Brooklyn Man’s Death

The medical examiner’s office says hyperthermia caused the 78-year-old man’s death on Friday. The National Weather Service says the air temperature reached 96 degrees in the city that day.


667 E. 232nd Street in the Bronx (credit: Google Street View)

Autopsy Finds Bronx Toddler’s Death Due To Blunt Force Injury

The New York City medical examiner found that 1-year-old Richard Flood had rib fractures and injuries to his internal organs.


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ME: 10-Year-Old Brooklyn Girl Dies From Exposure During Heat Wave

The New York City medical examiner has determined last week’s brutal heat wave is to blame for another death.