A UCLA professor who was found dead in the home of a Hollywood executive died during mummification sex play, according to a newly revealed coroner's report.
Doran George, 48, died on Nov. 19 of “recreational mummification bondage,” according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, in a report that was first publicized on “The Grey Zone,” a Los Angeles-based crime podcast.
George died inside Skip Chasey’s Los Angeles home. Chasey is an executive for the television business affairs group William Morris Endeavor. George had been wrapped “head to toe in plastic wrap and gaffer’s tape, with small breathing holes at the nose and mouth,” according to an autopsy report.
“The decedent’s partner observed that the decedent was not reacting properly,” the report states. “The partner checked the decedent closer and realized that the decedent was not breathing. The partner called 911 and began cutting off the plastic and tape.”
The coroner’s office didn’t determine the cause of death, despite reporting that the death occurred during a mummification. Chasey has not been charged with any crime.
“While we were unaware of the circumstances surrounding this personal matter until now, we understand that the police file is closed and no charges were brought. If other facts develop, we will re-evaluate the situation and determine any appropriate action to take,” William Morris Endeavor said in a statement.
Chasey’s lawyer John Duran told Variety that the death occurred when the two were engaged in a consensual sexual activity.
“It’s been very sad and traumatic for Skip,” Duran said. “It’s someone he had an ongoing relationship with. Nobody expected it to end this way.”
George had a PhD in Culture and Performance, an MA in Feminist Performance and a BA in Experimental Dance.
“Vibrant, vital, and ALIVE, George was highly respected, revered, and adored by faculty, peers, colleagues, students, and friends,” the UCLA said in a statement at the time of George's death.