Tyler Perry's Nephew's Second Autopsy Points To Suicide: Report
On Wednesday, it was reported that Tyler Perry’s 26-year-old nephew, Gavin Porter, was found dead in his cell in a Louisiana prison. Porter was serving a 20-year sentence for having murdered his father in 2016 in front of his mother, Melva Porter, who is Tyler Perry’s sister. Prison officials informed the family that Ported had committed suicide by hanging himself with his bed sheets. Tyler Perry wished to validate the truth of these claims by ordering another autopsy to be conducted on his nephew by a pathologist he selected himself. “I want to be clear that we are not a family of conspiracy theorists and want to believe that there was no foul play just as the sheriff said publicly,” the famous filmmaker told TMZ.
He hired well-known pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden, who was involved in investigating the cases of John F. Kennedy, O.J. Simpson and Jeffrey Epstein. TMZ has now reported the results of this second autopsy and they point to Porter’s death being a suicide. Baden is supposedly 98% sure that there was no foul play involved in the inmate’s death. “The answers don’t take away grief, but it surely gives room for grieving to take its course,” Tyler said in regards to these findings.