Most Revered Manhattan surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich, 54 who treated U2 singer Bono after a serious bicycle accident was found dead with a knife sticking in his chest in his New York Upper East Side apartment on Sunday in a suspected suicide.
The 54, was found by his 11-year-old daughter lying face up on the bathroom floor of his Park Avenue home around 1 p.m., authorities said. The girl ran downstairs and told the doorman, who called 911, police said.
Dr Lorich, the father of three daughters, was the associate director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr Lorich was a distinguished orthopaedic trauma surgeon and teacher serving at Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. We mourn this tragic development and extend our deepest sympathies to Dr Lorich’s family, friends and patients,”
At the time of Lorich’s death, both his wife and other daughters were out playing tennis, according to police. He was home alone with the daughter who found him. At first, police thought the 54-year-old had killed himself since there were no signs of a forced entry, but he didn’t leave a note behind.
The married father-of-three girls was the associate director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, as well as the Chief of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Police are still investigating the incident.
There were no signs of forced entry, and police sources said it appeared to be suicide. It did not appear that he left a suicide note.
Police are still investigating.