Pathologist and Attorney Cyril Wecht, Known for Controversial Stances on JFK Assassination, Dies at 93

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Cyril Wecht, a renowned pathologist and attorney known for his controversial views on high-profile deaths like that of President John F. Kennedy, passed away at the age of 93. The announcement of his death was made by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, without revealing the cause or location of his passing.

Wecht rose to fame in 1964, shortly after leaving the military and working as an assistant district attorney and pathologist in Pittsburgh. His notoriety grew when he was asked to review the Warren Commission’s report on Kennedy’s assassination, leading him to challenge the conclusion of a single shooter in the case.

Known for his outspokenness, Wecht’s theories on the Kennedy assassination gained nationwide attention and even made their way into the movie “JFK” directed by Oliver Stone. Despite facing legal battles and accusations of fraud and theft in his career, Wecht ultimately prevailed and continued to be a prominent figure in forensic pathology.

Throughout his career, Wecht lent his expertise to numerous high-profile cases, from Elvis Presley to JonBenet Ramsey, often testifying as an expert witness. His bold statements on these cases made him a sought-after commentator in the media, providing analysis and insights on various criminal investigations.

Despite his involvement in controversial cases, Wecht maintained a sense of humor and optimism, even when confronting the topic of death. In interviews, he reflected on his fears and hopes surrounding mortality, emphasizing the importance of cherishing moments with loved ones while acknowledging the inevitability of separation.

Wecht’s legacy as a forensic pathologist and legal expert is celebrated in his numerous publications and contributions to the field of forensic science. His unique perspective and dedication to seeking truth in complex cases have left an indelible mark on the world of investigatory science.

Survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren, Wecht leaves behind a legacy of fearless pursuit of justice and unwavering commitment to the truth. His impact on the fields of pathology and law will continue to resonate for years to come, inspiring future generations of investigative professionals.