Tyler Perry Gives Update Following Nephew Gavin Porter's 2nd Autopsy & Confirms There Was No Foul Play in His Death

Tyler Perry shares an update about his nephew Gavin Porter's second autopsy report, confirming that there was "no foul play" in his death. 

While it pains him that his nephew passed away due to suicide, Tyler Perry was relieved to hear that there was "no foul play" in the death of his nephew, Gavin Porter. 

Perry ordered a second autopsy following the death of his nephew, who was found dead in his prison cell. Porter was serving a 20-year sentence for shooting and killing his father, Gary Wayne Porter. 

Tyler Perry speaking at the "Nobody's Fool" premiere in 2018 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine

Tyler Perry speaking at the "Nobody's Fool" premiere in 2018 | Source: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine


Tyler Perry acknowledged the faults in the American criminal justice system, which is why he decided to call on Dr. Michael Baden to perform a second autopsy on his nephew. Of the news, he previously said:

"Three days ago, I got 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. With that in mind, I have hired Dr. Michael Baden to do a second autopshy, and we are expecting the results soon."


Soon after, Perry announced that he got the results from Dr. Baden, which confirmed that there was indeed no foul play in his death. While it doesn't take away the family's grief, it provides a lot more room for them to mourn peacefully knowing this. 

Gavin Porter, 26, was in solitary confinement when he hung himself with a bedsheet that led to his death. He was placed in solitary confinement after he got into a fight with another inmate over the weekend. On Tuesday at around 6 PM, guards checked on him and everything was normal. However, at around 8 PM, he was already found dead. 

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At first, when prison guards told Gavin's family that there was no foul play involved, they were not convinced and believed something else must have led to his death. Ultimately, the autopsy that Tyler Perry confirmed the guards' statements. 

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Rest In Peace, Gavin Porter. 

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