Darren Salter




Coroner for Oxfordshire since 2012

Preceded by

Nicholas Gardiner

Darren Salter is Her Majesty's Coroner for Oxfordshire. His office is the Oxford Register Office in Oxford.


He has been Oxfordshire's senior coroner since 2012, after the old coroner, Nicholas Gardiner, retired in April 2012.

"No Name" controversyEdit

In March of 2014, he sparked outrage after having refused to name the deceased (a man who died of a drink and drugs overdose) at an inquest, which breaches coroner regulation. Oxford Mail, the local newspaper, demanded a probe into Mr. Salter's conduct.

George MichaelEdit

He also investigated the death of musician and Wham! singer George Michael (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) who died on 25 December 2016 at his home in Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire. . His ruling that Michael died of natural causes.