Thomas Noguchi’s book ‘Coroner’

The cover of a paperback edition of Thomas Noguchi's 1983 book Coroner.

Thomas Noguchi was nicknamed the "Coroner to the Stars," thanks to his many years at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, which includes jurisdiction over deaths in Hollywood. He was the county's chief medical examiner from 1967-82, and performed autopsies on Marilyn Monroe, Janis Joplin and Robert F. Kennedy, among many others.

See our biography of Thomas Noguchi