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Opera Singer Found Stabbed In His Home

By Amy Somensky Mar 3, 2005, 5:47 GMT

Richard Markley
Chicago, IL: Veteran singer, Richard Markley, with the Lyric Opera of Chicago was found stabbed to death in his apartment. His co-workers found him after they were worried that he had not showed up for work, police said.

Detectives are investigating the stabbing death of Richard Markley, a 45 year old opera singer.

Markley was a veteran opera singer who joined the Lyric Company in 1991.

"It is with shock, outrage and deep, deep sadness that I and members of the Lyric Opera company learned of the fatal stabbing of tenor Richard Markley," the Lyric's general director William Mason, said in a statement. "He was an esteemed and valued member of the company who sang many roles with us as well as being a member of our chorus. He will be deeply missed."

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