The cause of death of Harry Morton was officially released by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
“He succumbed to injuries consistent with blunt force trauma to the head. An autopsy was conducted on February 24,” officials said in a statement.
The 29-year-old chef was found dead last year by his family at his home in North Hollywood, Calif. on February 21. At the time, Morton’s family said he suffered from sleep apnea and heart disease and alcohol was a contributing factor to his death.
Morton found fame on E!'s "Flipping Out," but his celebrity was really behind The Four, his talent competition series on Fox.
"The deaths of Harry Morton and DJ Cleo Wade are a tragic reminder that drinking and driving are deadly. They are both young, high profile men who suffered so very publicly in a way that no one really ever wants to think about. Let’s make this happen," said Frank Suarez, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming at Fox, back in September after Mortlock’s death.
In addition to his interest in cooking, Morton also had interests in philanthropy, fashion, and boxing. He was also known for signing on to be the creative director for Hachette Book Group in 2017.
"I really want to help people," he said in a 2013 interview with Forbes. "I see people struggling and I just want to help.”
Editor's Note: This story has been updated from an earlier version which stated that Morton’s family released a statement in February stating the chef died as a result of in heart problems and alcohol consumption. It has been revealed that Morton's death was ruled "blunt force trauma" to the head.