Skip to main content
Summer League 2014
Main content
NBA news

Death of LA Clippers owner's son ruled accidental


Posted Apr 22, 2013 9:40 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Coroner's investigators say the death of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's son was a drug-related accident.

Los Angeles County Coroner's officials said in a statement Monday that Scott Ashley Sterling died from a pulmonary embolism after injecting narcotic medication meant to be taken orally.

The report did not say with certainty what drug Scott Sterling injected, but said the painkiller oxycodone was found in his system.

It also listed diabetes as a significant condition in his death.

The body of the 32-year-old Sterling was found in his beachfront apartment in Malibu on New Year's Day. The Sheriff's Department said at the time his death was likely from a drug overdose, and an autopsy was performed Jan. 3.

The coroner expects to release a final report within two weeks.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoWelcome to the Bigs, Vonleh
Golden State's James Michael McAdoo throws one down over Charlotte rookie Noah Vonleh.
photoBack Door is Open
Andrew Wiggins breaks free with the back cut and skies for the slam dunk.
photoRaptors vs. Lakers
John Shurna scores 21 points with 6 triples, Bruno Caboclo adds 12 points as the Raptors top the Lakers 89-78.
photoJabari Coast to Coast
Jabari Parker goes the length of the floor and finishes the tricky lay in.
photoBennett Goes Vertical
Anthony Bennett deposits the thunderous flush in Summer League action against Milwaukee.