Nation IN BRIEF : NEW YORK : Kosinski Death Laid to Drugs, Alcohol

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Author Jerzy Kosinski's death at 57 last month was from ingesting a lethal amount of alcohol and drugs, autopsy results showed. Kosinski, found dead May 3 in the bathtub of his Upper West Side Manhattan apartment, succumbed to the combined effects of gluthemide, a generic prescription sleeping drug, and barbiturates, opiates and alcohol, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the city medical examiner's office. She declined to specify the amounts of each drug found.

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