Brett Miller, general counsel for the Barnes Foundation who defended the foundation's move from suburban Merion to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in recent court hearings, was found dead at his Old City home Saturday.
He was 47.
A spokesman for the Philadelphia Medical Examiner's office attributed the cause of death to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
"The board of trustees and the staff of the Barnes Foundation are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of our colleague and friend Brett Miller," Derek Gillman, the director of the foundation, said in a statement to the Art Newspaper, which reported Miller's death on Monday. "Brett was a hugely valued member of our executive team, and for three years has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the foundation. He will be greatly missed. We offer heart-felt condolences to his family."