Polish Director Marcin Wrona's Death Likely a Suicide, Autopsy Finds (Report)

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Marcin Wrona

The director, whose horror film 'Demon' debuted at the Toronto film festival, was found hanged in a hotel room, it says.

Marcin Wrona, the Polish director found dead in a Gdynia hotel, was likely a suicide according to news reports Tuesday.

Wrona's body was found Saturday morning by his newly wed wife, Olga Syzmanska, who had been at the Toronto film festival for the world premiere of the director's new horror film, Demon, a Polish-Israeli co-production

Polish investigators have not yet ruled out the participation of any third parties in Wrona's death by hanging, although the indications are that it was suicide, said Polish newspaper Wyborcza.pl, quoting a reporter from Polish radio station RMF FM.

A final ruling on the 42-year-old director's death will be made after the results of toxicology reports, Margorzata Gebel of the Gdynia Prosecutor's Office was reported as saying.

Wrona had been in Gdynia with his wife preparing for a screening of the film at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival, Poland's annual national film showcase. On Saturday the festival scrapped red-carpet events, and celebrities wore black and observed a minute of silence as a mark of respect for Wrona. The festival's artistic director, Michael Oleszczyk, speaking on behalf of Wrona's family, asked people not to speculate about the causes of the director's death.

Wrona, born in Tarnow, Poland, in 1973, was highly regarded in his country's film industry, having directed a host of TV movies, including My Flesh, My Blood and crime thriller The Christening.