Tyler Perry 'relieved' after second autopsy into nephew's death rules out foul play

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry posted the results of the second autopsy he requested for his 26-year-old nephew, Gavin Porter, on Instagram on Friday.

Porter allegedly committed suicide in prison on Tuesday night, with officials at a prison facility near St. Helena Parish in Louisiana insisting he hanged himself in his cell, after being placed in solitary confinement following a fight with another inmate over the weekend.

However, Porter's mother, Perry's sister, isn't convinced he took his own life - with her doubts leading to the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office opening an investigation into the alleged suicide.

Perry hired Dr. Michael Baden to conduct a second autopsy on Porter's body, and the filmmaker took to social media as he opened up on the results.

"I spoke with Dr. Michael Baden today after he finished the autopsy on my nephew," he penned. "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," the A Fall From Grace star concluded.

Porter, was behind bars, serving a 20-year sentence for fatally shooting his father in front of his mother.


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