TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Heart disease caused judge's death, autopsy shows

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
 

An autopsy Thursday confirmed that Chief U.S. District Judge Gary L. Lancaster died of natural causes, a spokesman for the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office said.

Lancaster, 63, who was found dead in his home in Stanton Heights by his son Wednesday evening, died of hypertensive heart disease, the spokesman said. Contributing factors were gastrointestinal bleeding due to a gastric ulcer and Type 2 diabetes, the autopsy showed.

Lancaster, a native of Brownsville, was appointed a federal judge by President Clinton in December 1993. He was named chief judge of the Western District of Pennsylvania in September 2009.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Laurel Ballet student dancers entertain at Mad Hatter Tea in Unity
  2. Flash!: Circle Sinners and Saints; Tribute to Veterans
  3. Jazz musicians draw crowd at art gallery in Pittsburgh’s West End
  4. Seton Hill University’s E-Magnify women’s business center bestows Winners’ Circle Awards
  5. Junior Princess from Marshall continues community work with pasta fundraiser
  6. Unquestionable courage & sacrifice
  7. Quantum Theatre celebrates 25 years with gala in Pittsburgh’s Union Trust Building
  8. Arnold Palmer presents Spirit of Hope Award to archabbot at St. Vincent College event
  9. Greater Pittsburgh YWCA gives Women Leadership Awards to diverse group
  10. McCandless ‘Rock-a-thon Queen’ keeps on rockin’ for fundraiser
  11. Craig Davis Consortium wows Westmoreland Jazz Society audience in Greensburg