WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- The second black man to die inside the West Hollywood apartment of Ed Buck was identified Wednesday as some politicians began to distance themselves from the prominent Democratic donor.
Timothy Dean, 55, worked at Saks Fifth Avenue's Beverly Hills location and was well-liked in the community, according to his roommate, Ottavio Taddei.
"He was a wonderful person," Taddei said. Neighbors described Dean as always well-dressed and always friendly.
Taddei, who had lived with Dean for three years, said he was shocked when news broke that he turned up dead in Buck's home early Monday morning — less than 18 months after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore fatally overdosed on methamphetamine in the same apartment.
According to Taddei, Dean did not involve himself with narcotics.
"I lived with him, and he never did drugs," he told KTLA. "I've never seen him on drugs, ever."