UPDATE- Initially, officials didn’t say Dr. Crespo overdosed. However, within hours, they said there was a cup found near his body and now they think it could be an overdose of drugs. There were a couple others in our series where an overdose was the alleged cause of death, but in some of those cases, loved ones did not believe this to be true.)
Read our entire series here of all 79 doctors, with details, timeline, pictures, and links: https://healthnutnews.com recap
On Sunday afternoon, the medical researcher Miguel Crespo, 40, was found dead in an eighth-floor bathroom of an upper east side hospital, police said. Our hearts go out to the family, friends, and loved ones of Dr. Crespo. His death marks the 79th doctor death in our unintended series.
Police found Crespo unconscious on the floor at about 2:50 p.m. in Weill Cornell Medical Center, at E. 68th St. and York Ave. Alongside his body they found vomit. The city medical examiner will determine how he died.
Crespo, who holds a doctoral degree, earned his bachelor’s degree at Complutense University of Madrid, according to his hospital bio and his LinkedIn profile. He joined Weill Cornell in 2011, where he worked on advanced stem cell cancer research, particularly studying stem cells and colon cancer.
He spoke five languages, according to his Linkedin profile, including English, French, Spanish, German and Persian.
This reminds us of a case of a very famous stem cell cancer researcher/doctor who was the head of a famous clinic in the UK. He was found dead in a rubber fetish suit, with a mask on his face, hanging from a tree. His family said he’d just gone to walk the dog. (The dog survived.)
“Weill Cornell Medicine is saddened by the death of our colleague Miguel Crespo, PhD. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends,” said Weill Cornell spokeswoman Sarah Smith. In addition to his work as a researcher, Crespo did photography and graphic design work.
“Throughout my life, I have relentlessly strived to capture the beauty in things I always felt the world has yet to discover: windows, shadows, reflections, the magic in the velvety light that projects on our eyes,” he wrote on his photo design website. “I have always been mesmerized by the compassion, the emotion, and the meaning somebody’s look can convey and inspire.”
Xoey Lee, 38, one of Crespo’s neighbors at his Upper East Side apartment building, was shocked to learn about his death. She said he didn’t appear ill, but she only saw him in passing.
“He’s always polite,” Lee said. “He always says, ‘Hi.’”
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