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Charleston Attorney David Aylor’s Death Remains A Mystery

It could be months before medical investigators are able to accurately pinpoint what caused the sudden death of prominent Charleston, South Carolina attorney David Aylor. Aylor, 41, was found dead at his Charleston residence in the early hours of January 2, 2023. Preliminary reports from sources familiar with the situation…

It could be months before medical investigators are able to accurately pinpoint what caused the sudden death of prominent Charleston, South Carolina attorney David Aylor.

Aylor, 41, was found dead at his Charleston residence in the early hours of January 2, 2023.

Preliminary reports from sources familiar with the situation suggest Aylor may have succumbed to some sort of pulmonary aspiration involving emesis – however an official autopsy report (including toxicology results) may not be available for up to two months.

According to reporter Jocelyn Grzeszczak of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier, chief deputy coroner Brittney Martin told the paper it could be anywhere from “eight to ten weeks” before her office issues a report on Aylor’s death.



While investigators try to piece together what happened to Aylor, his colleagues remained in a state of shock and grief.

“I’ll always be grateful for the time I spent with David,” fellow Charleston attorney Mark Peper told me. “Hell of a lawyer, for sure, but his friendship was next level, as everyone who truly knew him would agree. He brought this community together in all the ways no one could, and I’ll always admire him for that. Great lawyer, great Dad, and great friend.”

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 on Gervais Street in downtown Columbia, S.C.. Palmetto politicos are very familiar with this erstwhile establishment – which served as 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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8 comments

Tom Davis’ liver January 3, 2023 at 7:58 pm

Drank/drugged too much and choked on his own vomit. Got it.

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Lori January 4, 2023 at 3:59 pm

Drank, yes. Druggy…. NOPE! Anyone even thought he looked terminal in his family xmas photo? Maybe he was. Only G-d knows if his death is real or he is now in Witness protection. I say this for a reason… Big time multi state Fed investigations ongoing into Meexico USA drug cartel… He gets indictment so to say in Oct. 2022…. Dec. 20th deal made by feds… Friday, 4 skeleton heads being shipped to BOWMAN, SC notified to feds by Mexico, Typical Drug cartel way to send a message… Now Aylor dead 2/3 days later and low and behold, within hours, Mexico drug cartel prison break…. All connected in my opinion. People don’t realize how much reach and broad this is and has been for decades. Anyone remember the Mexico drug cartel jail break attempt in Monks Corner a couple decades ago?… David’s Client case was the Manning/Florence 9 million dollar bust, correct?… NOTHING is ever as it seems on the surface in my opinion. Time and G-d will tell. FYI… Don’t you think the Fed’s would have already known at the time of Oct indictment through Dec. 2022 agreement if Aylor was a drug addict? So, people need to stop making foolish allegations of drugs. Alcohol….. 100% Just saying.

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The Colonel January 3, 2023 at 9:42 pm

What a hit job, how awful for you to say … you should be ashamed.. What a great guy…

Just thought I’d save the loons some time.

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Let's Be Real January 4, 2023 at 8:24 am

You mean the one loon with a drawer full of sock puppets posting like 10 comments within a few minutes?

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PGTBeauregard III January 3, 2023 at 10:08 pm

What about the three guys with him?

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CongareeCatfish January 5, 2023 at 3:48 pm

No comment on his specifics, but the average person has no idea of the stress levels of high- profile criminal defense attorneys. Litigation in general is hard enough on the heart, mind and nerves; add the pressure of an international drug cartel, the financial stress of slow-pay clients, crazy relatives of your client, or even your client himself and you are at a whole ‘nother level. This type of unrelenting, long-term stress that can wreak all kinds of havoc on one’s health, and also make one resort to poor choices in coping with it – not saying it applied specifically to him – but is really common in the profession.

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will January 6, 2023 at 1:51 pm

Daves fine! no worries!

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will January 6, 2023 at 1:55 pm

Dam! no more free answers on the z!

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