Dr. Dean Lorich was found dead with a knife in his chest in his Park Avenue apartment building Sunday
A surgeon to the stars has been found dead in his New York apartment while his 11-year-old daughter was also at home.
The death of Dr. Dean Lorich is being treated as a suicide after he was discovered with a knife in his chest by the girl. The doctor’s wife was out playing tennis at the time.
Police said that there were no signs of forced entry at the apartment on the Upper East Side although the doctor, who once treated Bono, had been ‘under some personal stress’ they said.
The girl alerted the doorman, who then called 911.
Police found the 54-year-old doctor’s body in the bathroom. The knife had entered his body near his heart.
According to the New York Daily News one of Lorich’s colleagues spoke to the doorman of his building and fell to her knees in prayer.
A police source said the death was being treated as a suicide, though no note was found, and that the body was discovered by Lorich’s daughter
Dean Lorich’s body was discovered in his Park Ave. building near East 96th Street, police said
Lorich had volunteered to operate in Germany on soldiers injured in combat and led a relief effort in Haiti for 2010 earthquake victims
‘This is horrible, this is horrible. I don’t believe this,’ the woman said before kneeling and crossing herself.
Lorich, who was a dad 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 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
He had treated Bono in 2014 after the U2 front man was badly injured in a cycling accident in Central Park.
The rock star lost control of his bike when he swerved to avoid another cyclist and landed on his face, fracturing his eye socket, shoulder and elbow.
Lorich worked at New York Presbyterian hospital. News reports and the hospital’s website say he was Associate Director for Orthopaedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian
The doctor who treated U2 singer Bono after a cycling accident in Central Park in 2014
Lorich performed several surgeries on the singer.
Lorich also volunteered to operate in Germany on soldiers injured in combat and led a relief effort in Haiti for 2010 earthquake victims, according to The Hospital for Special Surgery.
‘He was a good doctor, and a good man. He saved and helped so many people. He gave me back my life, and my family and I are all devastated,’ Matt Long, 51, who was run over by a bus said to the Daily News.
‘He came to my wedding. He was part of my life…This guy did so much for me.’
‘He sacrificed his whole life to help other people, and I happen to be one of them,’ Long said.
Emergency workers declared him dead upon arrival. No arrests had been made as of Sunday, according to the NYPD