‘Empire’ actor Lindsey Pearlman’s cause of death revealed six months after her body was found

The 43-year-old actor went missing after being last seen at his home in February, five days after his body was kept in a vehicle.

The cause of death of “Empire” actress Lindsay Perlman was revealed six months after she was found dead in Los Angeles.

Perlman died by suicide on February 18 due to sodium nitrate poisoning, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner’s records.

Perlman, 43, went missing after being last seen at her home in East Hollywood on February 13, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The LAPD issued a missing person report five days later, and his body was found inside a vehicle near Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood on February 18. The coroner’s office did not release any details about his cause of death at the time.

The actor’s representative, Michael Chiaverini, issued a statement after his body was found.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Lindsay Perlman today,” Chiaverini said. “The family demands privacy during this difficult time while they process and grieve.”

Lindsay’s cousin Savannah Perlman shared the missing person’s report at the time, and said that Lindsay’s sister had asked her to share the number for the national suicide hotline.

“I am deeply saddened to report that they have found Lindsay, and by then it was too late,” she wrote. “I have no other information about the location or circumstance.”

“Lindsay was a fierce animal advocate and a talented actress,” her cousin continued. Donations can be made in Perlman’s name to Saint d’Or, a pet rescue and adoption center in Los Angeles, she said.

Perlman’s husband, Vance Smith, also shared updates on the search, and wrote in an Instagram post at the time, “Police find Lindsay. She’s gone… I’m broken.”

Originally from Chicago, Perlman has appeared in shows including “Empire,” “General Hospital,” “Chicago Justice” and the “Purge” TV series.

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