Prominent lawyer Brian Loncar, who billed himself as “The Strong Arm” in well-known North Texas TV commercials, died early Sunday, two days after his daughter’s funeral.
His family issued a statement Sunday evening saying it "is filled with enormous sadness and profound grief following the death of our beloved son, husband, father, friend, colleague, neighbor, advisor, and man trusted by many people in Dallas and throughout the state of Texas."
"Right now, we are hurting and struggling to understand. Today, we are embracing each other; we know this pain and heartache will be with us forever."
Police said Sunday that Loncar was taken to Baylor University Medical Center overnight, the newspaper reported.
In 1998, he founded Loncar & Associates, which has offices across Texas and serves 7,000 clients per year, according to the firm’s website.
Loncar was in the news in 2008 when he was seriously hurt in a crash with a fire engine in Dallas. A lawsuit he filed against the city of Dallas was later dismissed, according to WFAA.
His daughter, 16-year-old Grace Loncar, committed suicide Nov. 25 after reported bouts with depression. She was a junior at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas.
Her funeral was Friday.
Loncar is survived by his wife, Sue, and five children: David, Patrick, Salley, Hailey and Abby, according to WFAA.