Tyler Perry — 2nd Autopsy Confirms There Was ‘No Foul Play’ In His Nephew’s Suicide
As Tyler Perry and his family continue to grieve the death of his nephew, they’ve received confirmation that it was a tragic suicide with “no foul play.”
The famed director took to Instagram to share the news and wrote,
“I spoke with Dr. Michael Baden today after he finished the autopsy on my nephew. I was relieved to hear that he is 98% sure that there was no foul play in his death, just as Sheriff Gates stated.”
“Answers don’t take away grief, but they surely give room for grieving to take its course.”
It was previously reported that Tyler Perry’s nephew, Gavin Porter, committed suicide while in jail.
Tyler Perry broke his silence on the tragedy shortly after and wrote,
“A few years ago my nephew committed a heinous crime – he shot his biological father and killed him just feet away from my sister over a senseless argument. The murder shook our family to our core.”
“Despite his horrible act, before he went to prison I went to see him in the local jail. I assured him that we all still loved him, but it was important to all of us, including his mother, that he was punished for this horrific crime that he had committed. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.”
He went on to reveal that he had plans of hiring his nephew, as he had other previously released inmates, upon his release.
“Call me naive, but it was my hope that after serving his time, really reflecting, showing much remorse, and asking God for forgiveness, that he would have been able to come work for me. Where he would join all the other former inmates that work for me and turn his life around, just as they have. But that day will never come.”
Tyler Perry continued,
“Three days ago, I got the horrible news that he allegedly committed suicide in prison. I say allegedly because, unfortunately, our criminal justice system and prisons have been notorious for cover ups and/or getting it wrong.”
He said he retained Dr. Michael Baden for a second autopsy and added,
“I want to be clear that we are not a family of conspiracy theorists, and we want to believe that there was no foul play, just as the sheriff has stated publicly.”
He ended by thanking everyone for their prayers and thoughts.
We’re glad to know Tyler Perry and his family are getting the closure they need!