GRIFFITH PARK—Kil Young Baek, 51, was found dead in a bathroom by a Griffith Park employee on Sunday, May 19.
After the discovery, police officers and the fire department closed off the area to conduct an investigation. There was no suspicion of foul play or trauma to the body. Baek was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:30 a.m. by officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Officials indicated that the death appeared to be the result of natural causes.
The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed with Canyon News on Wednesday, May 22 that Baek died of natural causes, but suffered from atherosclerotic heart disease or what is commonly known as coronary heart disease.
CAD is a very common disease among Americans with more than 3 million cases reported in the United States per year. According to the CDC, 610,000 people die every year of heart disease and is the leading killer of both men and women.
Kil Young Baek’s body has been identified and released to family.