The De@th of a neurosurgeon in Detroit shocked everyone who knew him, especially those whose lives he saved. On Sunday, police discovered the body of 53-year-old Devon Hoover, who had been sh0t in the head. Police conducting a welfare check in the Boston-Edison Historic District found the neurosurgeon de@d in his house.
Detroit police have stated that homicide detectives are looking into the De@th, but few details have emerged.
The De@th of Hoover has prompted an outpouring of affection and sorrow on social media. Hoover had a reputation for being a generous and compassionate man. His friend and neighbor Paddy Lynch described him as smart, an “exceptional person in nearly every way,” and “larger than life.”
“A loving son and brother, a brilliant, accomplished surgeon, an unrivaled collector and caretaker of all things beautiful, and a champion of art and culture. But perhaps most admirably, he was beyond generous with his time and treasure,” Lynch said.
Lynch noted that Hoover was among the first of his Boston-Edison Historic District neighbors to provide helpful tips, encouragement, and friendship. According to him, being hospitable was his thing therefore he often welcomed “countless neighbors, friends, and charitable organizations.”
Lynch said, “I pray that there’s a heaven and that Devon is there now, drinking wine and resting from his many labors. May his good life be remembered and may his memory be eternal.”
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Dozens of Hoover’s former patients shared their gratitude in a Facebook group called “Justice for Dr. Devon Hoover,” whose purpose is to seek justice for Hoover’s De@th. Many of his patients praised him for the care, compassion and respect he showed them.
Members of the Facebook group who knew Hoover also posted condolences to him there, expressing shock, sadness, and even fury at the news of the doctor’s passing. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Facebook group had more than 1,100 members.
Over ten years, Hoover performed three spinal surgeries on Maureen McKinley Light. She praised Hoover for being respectful and concerned about his patients.
McKinley Light said, “His concern was always with the person in front of him, his patient, and putting them at ease. Every single person he’s ever encountered, he was just a kind, compassionate person. And other doctors thought the world of him.”
“I bet you could never find a person who could say a single bad thing about him.”
She says that Hoover changed her life for the better. In his absence, she claimed, “I’d be in a wheelchair or in permanent pain. The loss of this beautiful person is incalculable.”
McKinley Light hasn’t seen Hoover since he performed her third operation in January. Hoover requested she return in a few weeks to check on him and ensure everything was fine with her.
She said, “He treated everyone like a friend. That’s a gift that not many people have.”
After earning his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and finishing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Hoover worked as a neurosurgeon at Detroit’s Ascension St. John Hospital for almost 20 years.
Ascension said that Hoover was a “dedicated, well-respected doctor” who will be missed by the organization. During his residency at Henry Ford Hospital from 1998 to 2002, Garden City Hospital RN Christina Olson worked with Hoover.
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Olson said, “I’ve worked so long as a nurse and people come and go. You forget some of them, but you could never forget him. he was so sweet and kind and that was weird when they’re so young and they’re overworked, and overtired, but he never lost his patience, he was even kind to the nurses.”
Olson noted of Hoover that despite their last working with being almost 20 years ago, “seems he did not change one bit and even got better.”