Undertaker Dies Driving Dead Body to Funeral

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An undertaker in Beverly Hills was driving a dead body to a funeral Monday when she died on her way to the ceremony.

The woman, whose name was not released by Beverly Hills police, was founded slumped behind the wheel in the driver's seat of a hearse around 3 p.m., according to a statement released by the police department.

Police said the woman appeared to have died of natural causes, though a coroner will complete a final investigation into the cause of death.

The woman was found in the hearse near the Beverly Hills Hotel, according to the Associated Press.

The Los Angeles Coroner's office would not release information about the woman, whom they said was in her 50s and African American, until her relatives are notified.