How Did Trevor Goddard Die?


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According to the Los Angeles County coroner, "JAG" star Trevor Goddard died from an overdose of heroin, cocaine and prescription drugs in his North Hollywood home on June 8, 2003. The coroner initially suspected that Goddard had committed suicide, but later ruled that it was accidental.

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An autopsy performed on June 10, 2003 found heroin, cocaine, Valium and Vicodin in Goddard's body. The 37-year-old was going through a divorce at the time of his death. Goddard's girlfriend found his body around noon at his home in North Hollywood. His estranged wife, Ruthann, was in San Francisco with their two young sons when he died. Investigators found notes to family members in the home, but did not disclose their contents.

Goddard had a recurring role as Lieutenant Commander Mic Brumby in the long-running CBS military drama. He promoted himself as an Australian, and claimed he was born in Perth, but his father Eric revealed at his wake in Los Angeles that he was actually born and raised in England. Goddard had previously told the press that he moved from Perth to the United States to become a boxer.

Goddard's final big-screen performance was as the pirate Grapple in 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." On TV, he last appeared in an episode of "Rendez-View."

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