Acclaimed Surgeon Found Dead With A Knife In His Torso

Acclaimed surgeon found dead in with a knife in his torso

Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found dead in his apartment in New York City with a knife stuck in his torso. Investigators suspect it was suicide. 

Dr. Lorich became famous when he performed surgery on Bono from the group U2 when the star was injured in a cycling accident. 

In addition to working as the associate director of the orthopedic trauma service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, he was also a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.

 

Although investigators have not found a suicide note, they have not found any signs of forced entry into his apartment. 

Lorich's 11-year-old daughter found him on the bathroom floor and ran downstairs to tell her mother who called 911. When police responded to the call on Sunday, Lorich was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead by the EMT team. 

The hospitals where Lorich worked announced a statement yesterday:

"Dr. Lorich was a distinguished orthopedic 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," the statement said.