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Brian Loncar died of cocaine use, medical examiner confirms

Brian Loncar’s cause of death was listed as cocaine use.
Brian Loncar’s cause of death was listed as cocaine use. Facebook

Prominent Dallas attorney Brian Loncar died of cocaine use, the medical examiner said Thursday.

The Dallas County medical examiner listed Loncar’s cause of death as “the toxic effect of cocaine” and said it was accidental. Hyptertension and heart disease were listed as secondary causes.

Loncar, 56, was found dead inside his car outside his Dallas office Dec. 4, two days after his 16-year-old daughter’s funeral.

His daughter, Grace, committed suicide Nov. 25 after a battle with depression.

The Live with Grace Foundation was set up after her death to shed light on teenage depression by providing financial assistance, resources and education for struggling teens.

Loncar was well-known in North Texas for his TV commercials in which he called himself “The Strong Arm.”

In his obituary, he was described as a savvy businessman and a passionate father of five children.

This report includes material from the Star-Telegram archives.

Azia Branson: 817-390-7547, @aziabranson

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