Tyler Starling and Gregory Starling of NC died by suicide, report says, Obituary

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Tyler Starling & Gregory Starling Death – Tyler Starling and Gregory Starling of North Carolina, son of UNC Chairman William and Dana died by suicide, according to a report. William Starling and Dana mourn the tragic loss of their son Tyler Starling and Gregory Starling who passed away recently as they made a donation of $25 million to the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

William Starling is the Chairman of the UNC/NCSU Department of Biomedical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board and is also a member of The Chancellor’s Innovation Circle at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he guest lectures.

William Starling who is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus and his wife Dana donated $25 million to the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry to create the UNC Suicide Prevention Institute in memory of their late sons, Tyler and Gregory, who sadly died by suicide.

William Starling said in a statement, “Our two children are gone, and it’s important to recognize their wonderful, short lives, I’m not sure how else to better do that than to help other families who may be struggling with their own children down the road.”

William N. Starling is formerly co-founder and Managing Director of Synergy Life Science Partners, LP, a $143 million Venture Capital Partnership that returned 1.55X to its limited partners when it concluded in December 2020. Mr. Starling is currently Chief Executive Officer of Synecor, LLC, (Synecor) a business generator of new Life Science companies based in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina.

Synecor has significant academic, scientific, physician, venture capital, corporate, and investment banking partnerships and is focusing its efforts on the identification and development of proprietary, disruptive technologies with extraordinary market potential in the life sciences field.

As CEO of Synecor, Mr. Starling is a cofounder of BaroSense, Inc., Bioerodible Vascular Solutions, Inc., (BVS, acquired by Guidant/Abbott in March 2003), InnerPulse, Inc., Asensus Surgical, Inc. (NYSE:ASXC), Interventional Autonomics Corporation, NeuroTronik Limited, and Conveyor Cardiovascular Limited, the initial seven companies founded and incubated by Synecor.

Mr Starling currently serves as CEO of Conveyor Cardiovascular Limited, an Irish-based company in the structural heart field; and as a board member of Asensus Surgical Inc.

William received his BSBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MBA degree from the University of Southern California. He began his 44-year career in the medical device industry at American Edwards Laboratories (Edwards LifeSciences – NYSE:EW).

He was subsequently part of the founding management team and Director of Marketing for Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (acquired by Lilly/Guidant/Abbott), and was cofounder, Vice President and Board member of Ventritex, Inc. (IPO in 1992, acquired by St. Jude Medical/Abbott in 1997).

Mr. Starling was cofounder and Chairman of the Board of Directors and President/CEO of Cardiac Pathways Corporation (IPO in 1996, acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation in 2001). The start-up companies he has co-founded today represent over $4 billion in annual revenues and Mr. Starling is responsible for raising over $280M in private and public capital for these development stage companies.

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John Tyler Starling obituary – John Tyler Starling, 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 28, 2021. Born in Columbia, S.C., John was raised in Jacksonville, FL where he built a successful commercial real estate company, John Starling Realty, which opened in 1975.

John was respected in the real estate industry as a pioneer of office condominiums. He provided his clients with extensive packages including market intelligence, expertly identifying leading trends and opportunities.

John was an avid golfer, passionate Florida Gator and Jaguars fan, voracious reader and crossword puzzle enthusiast. He and his wife Nancy loved spending as much time as possible in their home in Boone, NC, which he called “Heaven’s Gate.” He was a loving father and husband, prioritizing family time and rescuing several animals over the years.

He led his life based upon a philosophy derived from Robert Louis Stevenson’s quote: “To be what you really are and to become what you are capable of becoming are the only two ends in life.” Anyone that knew him would say he accomplished just that. Click here for more.

Tyler Starling and Gregory Starling of NC died by suicide, report says, Obituary

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