TribLIVE

| News


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

Heart disease caused judge's death, autopsy shows

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. Jerome Bettis to be enshrined in hall of fame
  2. Tennessee quarterback Peterman considers transfer to Pitt
  3. Familiar Downtown Pittsburgh presence lost arm, leg to train
  4. Snow, freezing rain, bitter cold coming to Western Pa.
  5. Gulls fleeing frozen Great Lakes fill skies over Pittsburgh’s Point
  6. Suggestions are aplenty on what Penguins need to break through
  7. Starkey: Pitt needs this version of James Robinson
  8. Penguins minor league notebook: Rookie Wilson emerges as 3rd-line NHL prospect
  9. Pitt upsets No. 8 Notre Dame to snap losing streak
  10. As banking goes mobile, branch closures rip through local economy
  11. Mt. Washington renovation is a labor of love