Basil D. Nutter Jr., 75, the father of Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, died Wednesday at a Hopewell Township assisted-living facility, New Jersey State police said yesterday.
The mayor's father was found dead at noon in his room at the Hopewell Place Senior Apartments, on Old Stage Coach Road in Bridgeton. Though the death was "unattended," there was no sign of foul play, state police said.
Police said the mayor's father likely died of natural causes, although an investigation was pending.
Mayor Nutter, in a brief telephone interview from his home last night, confirmed his father's death, but had no other comment.