Brian Smart Death Investigation

Upper Darby school officials said in May that Smart, 25, appeared to have died of a heart attack, meaning a blockage in an artery that cuts off the flow of oxygenated blood to the heart.

But a heart attack is just one of many conditions that can lead to a sudden cardiac death. The actual cause in this case is unclear, said James Garrow, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.

https://www.inquirer.com/health/broad-street-run-brian-smart-heart-20190919.html

By Tom Avril

Gosnell 2019 Anniversary

A spokesperson for the city’s medical examiner said the graves will remain unmarked.

“The request was denied because this is a City plot and is treated the same as every other plot that the City owns, which are similarly unmarked by the City,” the Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement this week.

https://whyy.org/articles/kermit-gosnells-west-philly-house-of-horrors-could-be-bought-by-anti-abortion-group/

By Jan Kinney

Gregory Eells Death

NBC Nightly News

His death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office, according to James Garrow, a spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/head-mental-health-services-university-pennsylvania-dies-suicide-n1052156

By Janelle Griffith

Cornell Daily Sun

James Garrow, the director of communications for the City of Philadelphia’s Public Health Department, confirmed reports by student paper The Daily Pennsylvanian that the city’s medical examiner had ruled the death a suicide.

https://cornellsun.com/2019/09/10/transformational-former-director-of-cornell-caps-gregory-eells-dies-in-pennsylvania/

By Sarah Skinner

Daily Pennsylvanian

His death was ruled a suicide by the Medical Examiner’s Office, spokesperson James Garrow confirmed to The Daily Pennsylvanian, and reports indicate he jumped from a building in Center City Philadelphia.

https://www.thedp.com/article/2019/09/caps-director-gregory-eells-dies-penn

By Manlu Liu and Max Cohen

Inquirer

His death occurred about 6:40 a.m. along the 100 block of South Broad Street, where Eells had been living. It was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office, said James Garrow, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/unviersity-of-pennsylvania-death-psychological-services-20190909.html

By Susan Snyder, Mike Newall and Mensah M. Dean

CBS Evening News

The head of the University of Pennsylvania’s psychological and counseling services department died by suicide, officials confirmed on Wednesday. Dr. Gregory Eells, 52, died on Monday morning due to multiple blunt impact injuries, according to the Philadelphia Department of Health, and the University of Pennsylvania confirmed his death to CBS News.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gregory-eells-death-director-university-of-pennsylvania-mental-health-services-dies-by-suicide-in-philadelphia/

By Brian Pascus

People

Dr. Gregory Eells, the executive director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Pennsylvania, died by suicide, a spokesperson with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health confirms to PEOPLE.

https://people.com/health/university-of-pennsylvania-mental-health-services-head-suicide/

By Helen Murphy

Maurice Willoughby Death

Inquirer

The investigation into Willoughby’s death is still pending, according to the city Department of Public Health. Police haven’t responded to a request for details.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/maurice-willoughby-died-by-suicide-after-viral-video-defending-transgender-girlfriend-20190822.html

By Anna Orso

Philadelphia Gay News

A spokesperson for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, which oversees the Medical Examiner’s Office, said “Willoughby’s cause of death is still pending investigation at this time.”

http://www.epgn.com/news/local/15127-philly-man-dating-trans-woman-allegedly-dies-by-suicide-after-struggling-with-addiction-bullying

By Laura Smythe

Washington Post

Willoughby’s girlfriend said on an Instagram live stream last month that he had died. James Garrow, spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, said the medical examiner has not issued a final ruling on the cause of death.

https://beta.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/09/07/actor-malik-yoba-wanted-support-an-upcoming-transgender-march-an-accusation-followed/

By Lateshia Beachum

Lewis Lloyd Death

Des Moines Register

Lloyd, one of the Missouri Valley Conference’s all-time greats in his two years with the program, died Friday at age 60. James Garrow, a spokesperson for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office, told the Register Lloyd died from an accidental “drug intoxication.”

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/sports/college/drake/drake-bulldogs/2019/07/08/lewis-lloyd-drake-mens-basketball-bulldogs-bob-ortegel-nba-jimmy-carter-golden-state-warriors/1668573001/

By Tommy Birch

Philly Tribune

James Garrow, spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, confirmed Tuesday that the MEO ruled that Lloyd’s death at the age of 60 last Friday “was accidental and was caused by drug intoxication.”

https://www.phillytrib.com/news/city-coroner-cites-drug-intoxication-in-lewis-lloyd-s-death/article_7c6fce2c-0e1f-528b-b1c7-3e8d7d4ea551.html

By Daryl Bell

Inquirer

James Garrow, spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, said Tuesday that the medical examiner’s office had determined Lloyd’s death was “accidental from drug intoxication.” No other details would be revealed publicly.

https://www.inquirer.com/high-school-sports/pennsylvania/lewis-lloyd-obituary-philadelphia-basketball-warriors-rockets-20190709.html

By Mike Jensen

Sheriff’s Deputy Death

The Root

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the city’s first openly gay deputy sheriff died by suicide, according to findings confirmed by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.

https://www.theroot.com/philadelphias-first-openly-gay-deputy-sheriff-found-dea-1835414722

By Jay Connor

Inquirer

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed what many suspected: Dante M. Austin, the city’s first openly gay deputy sheriff, whose body was found Friday morning, died by suicide.

https://www.inquirer.com/news/dante-austin-philadelphia-sheriff-office-suicide-gay-lgbtq–20190611.html

By Mensah Dean

MetroWeekly

The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the wound was self-inflicted.

https://www.metroweekly.com/2019/06/philadelphias-first-openly-gay-deputy-sheriff-found-dead-in-apparent-suicide/

By John Riley