Tyler Perry Gets Nephew's Autopsy Results, Confirms Suicide

Tyler Perry got the autopsy results back from Dr. Michael Baden — the world-renowned pathologist he hired to look into his 26-year-old nephew Gavin Porter’s death in a Louisiana prison.

According to the results, Dr. Baden says there’s 98% probability that Gavin committed suicide and that there was no foul play involved.

via TMZ:

That seems to confirm what prison officials told the Perry family … that Tyler’s nephew hanged himself using bedsheets while in solitary confinement. The family wasn’t convinced, which is why Tyler hired Baden to conduct an independent 2nd autopsy.

Tyler says, “The answers don’t take away grief, but it surely gives room for grieving to take its course.”

Porter was doing 20 years for manslaughter after killing his father — in front of his mother, who is Tyler’s sister. He’d been placed in solitary after getting into a fight last weekend. He was found dead Tuesday night.

Tyler told us he had hoped to give his nephew a second chance in life by hiring him at his studio once he completed his sentence.

Now the family can begin to heal.

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