Death of Sterling’s son accidental

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

It also listed diabetes as a significant condition in his

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