‘General Hospital’ Star Lindsey Pearlman Found Dead At 43
Actress Lindsey Pearlman has been found dead, less than three days after going missing. She was 43.
“Today around 8:30 a.m., Hollywood Area officers responded to a radio call for a death investigation at Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue,” the LAPD said in a statement Friday. “Pearlman was last seen on February 13, 2022 at 12:00 p.m., in the 1600 block of North Mariposa Avenue. Pearlman failed to return home and has not been seen or heard from since.”
Pearlman’s body was then discovered Friday morning near the entrance to Runyon Canyon Park, a popular hiking and dog-walking spot in the Hollywood Hills after she was reported missing in Los Angeles. She was found inside a parked vehicle. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
“The police found Lindsey. She’s gone. I’m broken,” said Vance Smith, who is Pearlman’s ex-husband, wrote on his Instagram Friday. “I will share more later, but I wanted to thank you to everyone for their love and efforts and ask you to respect the privacy of her family at this time.”
In a statement, Lindsey’s agent, Michael Chiaverini, said that he was “deeply saddened” by the death of his client and expressed the family’s wish for privacy this time. “We are deeply saddened by Lindsey Pearlman’s passing today. The family has asked for privacy during this difficult time while they process and grieve.”
Lindsey’s cousin, Savannah Pearlman, also reported the news on Twitter. “I’m deeply sad to report that they have found Linsey, and it was too late,” she wrote. “I have no other information about the location or circumstance. Lindsey was a fierce animal advocate and a talented actress. Please consider a donation to @SanteDOr in her honor.”
Lindsey Pearlman, a Chicago native, had recurrent roles on General Hospital and Chicago Justice. She also appeared on The Ms. Pat Show on ET+ and Vicious on Urbanflix. She also worked on Empire, Sneaky Pete and Selena: The Series.