KEY POINTS

  • Lamar Coach Jr.'s  body was found on the sidewalk Wednesday night
  • He was pronounced dead at a hospital 
  • Law Coach said nobody deserves to "bury a 3-year-old baby"

Renowned celebrity stylist Law Roach is mourning the death of his 3-year-old nephew after the latter fell out of a window from the 17th floor of a residential building in Chicago. Law confirmed the tragedy in multiple posts on his Instagram Stories on Saturday.

The window screen was pulled inward and the victim, Lamar Roach Jr., was found "unresponsive on the sidewalk outside of the building" at 10.40 p.m. local time Wednesday. Authorities immediately brought Lamar to Lurie Children's Hospital but he was later pronounced dead, Chicago Police said.

A Public Information Officer, of the Cook County Bureau of Administration, told E! News that the boy suffered multiple blunt force injuries. Police are investigating the incident and no arrests have been made since the tragedy. Authorities also said there are no potential suspects.

Law, who frequently works with A-list celebrities Zendaya, Kerry Washington and Anya Taylor-Joy, took to Instagram on Saturday to share the heartbreaking news.

"Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes," he wrote. "This is the toughest thing I've ever had to deal with. No one should have to bury a 3-year-old baby."

The "Legendary" judge also shared an article reporting about the tragedy in a separate Instagram Story. "I keep reading this over and over hoping to not recognize his name. My God!" he wrote. He also thanked his Instagram followers for grieving with him, writing, "I love you all especially my Tribe."

Law made headlines after Zendaya was named Fashion Icon at the 2021 CFDA Awards two weeks ago. As the actress' longtime stylist and image architect, Law admitted in an interview with Elle Magazine at the time that he was on a high.

"I think it'll sink in within a day or two," he said. He also revealed how he chose a look perfectly fit for Zendaya and why he settled on a custom Vera Wang design in a red-hot hue.

"My whole thing with clothes is they have to make me feel something. There has to be an emotion, and I think that's what that particular look was able to articulate to both of us," he explained. 

Crime scene Representational image Photo: AFP / Johannes EISELE