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Old 07-14-2009, 05:59 AM
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Default Re: Fellow Musician Goes Missing

Originally Posted by GRUNTERSDAD View Post
That is sad. What in the world could have happened to him?
It appears he died of natural causes.

He was rushed to the hospital, but do to a typo at the hospital, no one had informed the family or put two and two together to realize it was the missing man on the news.

It's not clear why whomever originally called 911 on his behalf did not inform the family, or respond the news coverage of him missing.

Robert Alan Korda went missing on Wednesday after he failed to show up for work at Gower Studios in Hollywood, according to the LAPD.

The musician's body was located Sunday in the custody of the coroner's office, and his death is under investigation.

Korda was found "unresponsive" at a home in Glendale after authorities were notified at 18:46 p.m. Wednesday, said Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner's office. Korda was pronounced dead at a hospital at 19:30 that evening, according to Winter.

There was a delay in linking the missing-person case with the deceased because Korda was mistakenly registered at the hospital as "Norda," said Winter. The correct identification was made on Sunday, according to Winter.

An autopsy was done on the body but the results "are still pending," Winter said. He said the initial investigation indicated Korda died of natural causes.
Really sad that a typo could cause so much duress, on top of an already sad event.
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