The Los Angeles County coroner’s office announced Wednesday that Harry Morton, founder of the Pink Taco restaurant chain and former owner of the Viper Room nightclub in West Hollywood, died of “probable cardiac arrhythmia,” and the manner of death was listed as “natural.”
Morton, 38, was found dead in his residence in the 500 block of Haynes Avenue in Beverly Hills about 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 23.
A secondary cause of death was listed by the coroner’s office as “myocardial bridging with coronary artery atherosclerosis.”
Morton’s father Peter co-founded the Hard Rock Cafe franchise in 1971, and his grandfather Arnie co-founded Morton’s The Steakhouse restaurant in 1978.
Harry Morton was a volunteer sheriff’s deputy at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood station.
Following his death, actress Lindsay Lohan, who briefly dated Morton years ago, posted a photo of the two on her Instagram account with the caption: “Best friends. Best life.”
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