A famed trauma surgeon apparently committed suicide on Sunday by stabbing himself in the chest, police said to The New York Daily News.
The body of Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found by his 11-year-old daughter in his Park Avenue apartment, while his wife was playing tennis.
His daughter saw Lorich lying on his back, with a knife near his heart.
There was no apparent break-in to his house, and police believe suicide is the most likely reason for Lorich’s death.
“He was under some personal stress,” a police source said to the Daily News.
Lorich, a father of three, treated Bono in 2014 after the U2 singer was injured in a Central Park biking accident. He was the associate director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Lorich also treated emergency responders who were brought to him in serious condition. Firefighter Matt Long, who was run over by a bus and treated by Lorich in 2005, said he was shocked to hear the news.
“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,” Long said on Sunday night.
“He came to my wedding. He was part of my life ... This guy did so much for me.”
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