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Prominent Charleston South Carolina Attorney Found Dead

David Aylor’s death under investigation …

Prominent Charleston, South Carolina attorney David Aylor – one of the Lowcountry’s best-known and most successful lawyers – was found dead in his home in the Holy City this morning, multiple sources have confirmed to this news outlet.

Aylor, 41, was reportedly found non-responsive in his bed at 25 Lowdnes Pointe Drive by a roommate.

A search warrant has reportedly been issued in connection with his passing, which would indicate his death is under investigation. Sources familiar with this inquiry say there were no “initial signs” of foul play, and that the warrant is routine in such cases.

Aylor was last seen shortly after midnight on Monday morning following an evening entertaining friends, sources familiar with his last hours told this news outlet.

A political science graduate of the College of Charleston, Aylor put himself through law school at the University of South Carolina by working as a bartender at The Back Porch. Palmetto politicos will recall this establishment – which served as a home base for the influential “Quinndom,” arguably the most powerful political empire the Palmetto State has ever seen.

Aylor briefly represented the patriarch of the “Quinndom” – veteran GOP strategist Richard Quinn – during the high-profile ProbeGate investigation into corruption at the S.C. State House.

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Last month, Aylor scored a huge win after federal prosecutors announced he would not face sanctions – or receive a public reprimand – after mishandling sealed documents related to an ongoing drug investigation. These documents – left unattended by one of Aylor’s attorneys at the Al Cannon detention center – disclosed the names of federal employees and witnesses, inviting threats against them after they were posted online.

They also revealed a target of an ongoing U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigation.

Known for his law firm’s extensive community service exploits, Aylor also made headlines in his personal life – including his on-again, off-again relationship with WCBD TV-2 (NBC – Charleston, S.C.) anchor Hanna Powers.

UPDATE: Cause of Aylor’s death could take months to determine.

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children. And yes, he has an incredible hat collection including that Tampa Bay Rays sunburst batting practice lid.

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41 comments

Harleigh Miller January 2, 2023 at 3:15 pm

This is disgusting journalism. You should be ashamed. You know the network this man has and some people who loved him are going to find out by reading this article.

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Matt Vogt January 2, 2023 at 3:44 pm

How dare they report news.

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Tony davis January 3, 2023 at 12:00 am

Well David was for attention and just money and had a big drug addiction. Let’s not act like it’s not true. David has had multiple drug charges personally that has been hidden under the rug for his use. Did any of yall tell him to quit using before

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Tony davis January 3, 2023 at 12:01 am

Well David was for attention and just money and had a big drug addiction. Let’s not act like it’s not true. David has had multiple drug charges personally that has been hidden under the rug for his use. Did any of yall tell him to quit using before. And the sad part is most of the people commenting was also in his his drug circle. Cut it out please

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Cranston Snord January 5, 2023 at 7:27 am

Figured it was drug related . Sounds like a possible heart attack due to amphetamine abuse .

Don’t recall him being busted for drug use prior to this !

What was he busted for ?

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Jewell January 2, 2023 at 3:38 pm

This article needs to be taken down immediately how dare you list an address!

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Anonymous January 2, 2023 at 3:41 pm

I agree! This is insane!

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Alyssa January 12, 2023 at 2:06 am

It’s public info which is available for anyone wanting to find the info!! Cmon now, yall aren’t aware of technology and the beauty of the internet and public records including the property records tied to names that want to find and don’t even need PI or law practice for access!!

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Nakeia Pinckney January 2, 2023 at 3:41 pm

This is a disgusting way to report someone’s death! You should be ashamed! David rest well! You will truly be missed my many! You were loved by many! I’m going to miss seeing your smiling face and you giving me a big hug everytime I you see me!

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Rebecca Fisher January 2, 2023 at 3:46 pm

How can you possibly even consider posting an article of this nature given the circumstances. Publicly posting someones home address in this scenario should be a fireable offense. So nasty what and how you have chosen to write, just purely for attention and profit.

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Harleigh Miller January 2, 2023 at 3:56 pm

You are so loved David. The impact you had on everyone in your circle is so special. FitzNews will regret this one.

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Cranston Snord January 5, 2023 at 7:12 am

It’s not Folks … it’s the readers !
People love other people’s problems

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Observer January 2, 2023 at 4:03 pm

Will you know the drill. A reader says your reporting news should be a fireable offense, so now you have to fire yourself. ???

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Tony davis January 2, 2023 at 11:52 pm

Well David was for attention and just money and a big drug addiction. Let’s not act like it’s not true.

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Cranston Snord January 5, 2023 at 7:30 am

You must new here .
Folks readers pay for trash .

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Walter Brackin January 2, 2023 at 3:56 pm

I find nothing wrong with the reporting here.

My younger brother works as an attorney for David. So this is very tragic. I will be praying for his family and for all the employees at his firm.

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william foster January 2, 2023 at 4:13 pm

a public figure died, its very sad but its also obviously newsworthy, i doubt this is the only media outlet reporting this event, sheesh

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Lindsay Dee January 2, 2023 at 4:16 pm

But only this scumbag site is saying anything negative and speculative about him. Everyone else is reporting a well-known attorney died, his credentials, that he went to CofC and USC Law, etc. But not this dirtbag. He’s smearing him before his body is even cold.

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Lindsay Dee January 2, 2023 at 4:13 pm

Per usual, scumbag tabloid “journalism” from this site. If you had a soul, you should be ashamed of yourself, Will Folks, but we know you don’t. Bottom feeder reporting. You’re the official “Enquirer” of SC, but I’m sure you take that as a compliment.

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wayne boyce January 2, 2023 at 4:30 pm

Gave address,but he don’t “live” there any longer. Plus the “room mate” gonna need someone to split the utilities with.

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Tom Davis’ liver January 2, 2023 at 5:14 pm

What’s up with that? Why does a successful 40-something attorney have a roommate? Maybe girlfriend? Or boyfriend? Or hooker?

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m January 2, 2023 at 4:44 pm

David rest easy brother. also this is shit journalism. will folks you could’ve omitted a few topics from this article you sorry ass shit bag.

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Tony davis January 2, 2023 at 11:54 pm

Well David was for attention and just money and a big drug addiction. Let’s not act like it’s not true.

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A comment January 2, 2023 at 4:47 pm

Aylor is the second downtown attorney to die unexpectedly in 30 days. The first ended up being an accidental overdose. Did they run in thr same circle?

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Kristian Ebert January 2, 2023 at 5:15 pm

Are those facts? None that I know of .

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Anonymous January 2, 2023 at 5:17 pm

Rest in peace David??

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Kristian Ebert January 2, 2023 at 5:23 pm

Rest in peace David

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Tom January 2, 2023 at 7:03 pm

Who was the other?

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Anonymous January 2, 2023 at 7:06 pm

Who was the other to die?

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Gus Philpott January 2, 2023 at 6:32 pm

No problem with FitsNews reporting news. That’s what reporting of the death of a prominent person is. News! I didn’t know there were so many woke readers here. Not a thing wrong with the article.

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Becoming a Good Lawyer January 3, 2023 at 8:06 am

How many of these “How dare you” comments were written by the same person? Kinda sussy on those timestamps.

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D Pureblood January 3, 2023 at 12:12 pm

Simple Question, Was he vaccinated and when was his last booster?

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Observer January 4, 2023 at 3:12 pm

I asked a similar question and posted a link to a video released on Rumble a while back, “Died Suddenly”, about unusual “clots” undertakers are finding in cadavers since 2021. I guess the link got my post “flagged for review” but Fits has not seen fit to restore my post. Apparently Fits does censor comments and ideas. For a while, I thought it was heathens at Disqus doing it, but they have no control over this board.

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Thomas O'Brien January 3, 2023 at 4:51 pm

If it was Just a Well Know person this would be Reported! Seems the only ones Complaining are Women!! Wonder what their Beef is?

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Jackie January 4, 2023 at 5:18 pm

One less lawyer? What’s the problem?

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mudblood January 5, 2023 at 12:45 pm

clot shot ?

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common cents January 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm

What a rookie move , Always sleep on your side . Sheesh i learned that at 13 drinkin’ ol’ dads cutty sark

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frozen caveman lawyer January 5, 2023 at 12:50 pm

more tootsarooskie for me

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i'll pray for your soul January 5, 2023 at 12:55 pm

you would have to do a lot of drugs to defend scum . whatta life

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Just Wondering January 17, 2023 at 10:19 am

Was this picture taken at a contest to see how many suit sizes smaller than your actual size you could fit in to?

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Billy Lee January 18, 2023 at 2:15 pm

David was a liar and a crook. Robbed me for $25,800 on a case that was a slam dunk win. But he tanked my case and pretty much came to court as a prosecutor along with his 4 helpers. Then I find out he yanked my case so he could get back to Charleston and get ahead of the article that came out about him giving info to inmates. He says he has an office in Greenville. Total lie!! Now I’m a convicted felon for a friends stupidity. I still haven’t gotten all the info I’ve requested from his office and filing an appeal is harder than it seems.

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