The family of a composer who died at 22 after an apparent suicide note from his son has told the Los Angeles Times that the composer’s death is being treated as a “natural disaster.”
Karen Lechner, who wrote the music for the critically acclaimed “Fatal Affection” and other popular films, passed away at her home in Los Angeles on Monday.
Lechter, who was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in California, was the son of composer James Lechters.
He was an accomplished composer and composer of music and a master of composition.
He was the subject of a popular documentary, “Falsified,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017.
Lechner had been diagnosed with Stage 4 ovarian cancer in 2014, and she had been receiving chemotherapy treatments for the disease.
In an interview with The Times last month, she said she was looking forward to the holidays and “finding some time to celebrate with family and friends.”
The Lechners told the Times that they had been informed of the death Monday by the family.
Lechanner’s mother, Rosemary, told the newspaper that the family would be holding a memorial service for her daughter.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement that it was investigating the circumstances surrounding Lechzer’s death and the death of Lechanter’s wife, Michelle, on Monday evening.
“We will provide updates as we get more information,” the LAPD said in the statement.
In a statement to The Times, Lechers brother said, “I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers.”
“He was my hero, I loved him, and I will miss him terribly,” he added.