Mega-producer and movie creator Tyler Perry’s nephew, Gavin Porter was found dead at a prison facility near St. Helena Parish in Louisiana.
According to multiple local news outlets, Gavin Porter, 26, died by apparent suicide in his cell at the Union Parish Detention Center at Farmerville, on Saturday night.
Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates told The News-Star Porter’s death came after he was involved in a fight with several inmates on Saturday, adding that no foul play was suspected.
Prison officials told the filmmaker’s family that the deceased hanged himself with a bedsheet while in solitary confinement.
When checked on by 6pm, the prison officials found nothing of concern. He was however found dead after the guards came back by 8pm.
TMZ reported that the family of the deceased who have been notified of the incident, are not buying the story of suicide.