Dr. George Tyndall, the former USC campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of women, was discovered deceased in his home on Wednesday, according to his attorney Leonard Levine.
Tyndall, who was 76, was found in bed by a close family friend who had gone to check on him after being unable to reach him.
The friend believed that Tyndall had passed away some time before, Levine stated on Thursday.
An autopsy is anticipated to be performed, but both Levine and the friend presume that Tyndall’s passing resulted from natural causes. In March 2021, USC reached an $852 million settlement with over 700 women who had accused Tyndall of sexual misconduct.
Claims against Tyndall initially came to light in 2018 during an inquiry by the Los Angeles Times. The investigation disclosed that complaints of sexual misconduct involving Tyndall at USC dated as far back as the 1990s.
Despite this, he was not suspended until 2016, when a nurse alerted a rape crisis center about him.
The following year, he was able to resign discreetly with a substantial settlement. Records indicate that Tyndall relinquished his medical license in September 2019.