Authorities and the Los Angeles times report his death could have been an accident “It appears it could be a possible accident, or he died of natural causes,” Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, said Wednesday. An autopsy was planned. Busby was allegedly found in a hot tub by an unknown source. Outside of Gerald’s impressive music industry career, Busby also became a majority stakeholder in Founders National Bank, the first African-American-owned and operated commercial bank in California, in 1998. He remained a backer after several mergers with other black-owned banks and , at the time of his death, was vice chairman of the board of directors of OneUnited Bank. Information on survivors and services was incomplete. Busby was a resident of Malibu, CA.