Queensryche Singer Todd La Torre’s Father Has Died
The elder La Torre, a prominent chiropractor in the area, was found by employees at his practice and, although he left no note, detectives do not suspect foul play. "We have people with his family at this time and family and friends have gathered to deal with this news," a department spokesperson told reporters. "It is very difficult for everyone and, of course, he has been here in the Bay area for a long time, so he has a lot of people that knew him."
La Torre's local notoriety stemmed not only from his long years of service to the medical community, but also from a 1989 boat accident that ended in the deaths of four teenagers. Although he was acquitted of wrongdoing, La Torre's attorney in the case, Barry Cohen, speculated that the incident continued to haunt him. "You never know what goes on inside somebody's mind," Cohen mused. "He obviously had a lot going on -- a lot of demons eating at him."
La Torre's death has particularly poignant timing, coming on his 38th wedding anniversary and, given his standing in the community, news has quickly spread. While Todd La Torre is understandably dealing with his father's passing privately, he has reached out to fans, friends and followers with a brief Facebook note explaining a few of his feelings: