Dr. Dean Lorich, a 54-year-old famous Manhattan surgeon who treated popular stars including U2 singer, Bono after a serious bicycle accident, was found dead in his Upper East Side apartment — with a knife sticking in his chest, officials said Sunday.
According to New York Post, Dr. Dean Lorich was found by his 11-year-old daughter lying face up on the bathroom floor of his Park Avenue home around 1 p.m., authorities said. The girl ran downstairs and told the doorman, who called 911, police said.
Police said Lorich’s wife and older daughter were out at the time.
There were no signs of forced entry, and police sources said it appeared to be suicide. It did not appear that he left a suicide note.
Police are still investigating.
Lorich was the associate director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and the Chief of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Hewas in charge of caring for Bono following a 2014 bicycling 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 performed several surgeries on the singer while he was laid up New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.