This time it was Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, an orthopedic trauma specialist, reports the New York Post.
He resided on Park Avenue. His 11-year-old daughter found him with a knife in his chest. There was no note. His wife was out playing tennis.
So far, all that is known about the possible cause for the suicide was that he was under "personal stress." During the next few days there will probably be plenty of speculation as to The Why.
Lorich's name is most well known for treating Bono after the celebrity's bicycle accident.
Lorich worked at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His volunteer activities included helping out wounded combat soldiers in Germany and survivors of an earthquake in Haiti.
Suicide is a mystery.
There are those in recovery programs who have lost everything, ranging from the license to practice law to their nest egg and family. Often, they do time in prison. Yet, they don't check out. I will be interviewing one for this blog. He wants to help other lawyers from hitting bottom.
On the other hand, there are those who appear to have the resources to come back from any kind of adversity and who do kill themselves.
In the same family, such as mine, there are those who put in play their own deaths at a relatively young age. Along with them, there are the survivors who lead long lives, despite being challenged over and over again by both their own demons and external events.
Likely there is a suicide gene. Both Sylvia Plath and son Nicholas killed themselves. Suicide is part of the Hemingway family saga. Question: Did other members of Lorich's family take their own lives?
This blog sends a deep expression of sympathy to those who loved Dr. Lorich.
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