John Burton


John David Keith Burton


8 December 2004
Richmond-upon-Thames, London


Coroner of the Royal Household from 1987-2002

Preceded by

G. McEwan

Succeeded by

Michael Burgess

Dr. John David Keith Burton (1929-2004) was the Coroner of the Queen's Household from 1987 to 2002.

He was also the West London coroner.


During his 16 years as the Coroner of the Queen's Household, Dr. Burton investigated the deaths of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed before responsibilities were handed down to his successor Michael Burgess.

He resigned from the Queen's Household in 2002 due to ill health and died two years later from prostate cancer at the age of 75.

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