The former North Carolina University professor Wilmington who resigned amid controversy found dead at his home

The former North Carolina University professor Wilmington who resigned amid controversy found dead at his home
Mike Adams, a former professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who angered the campus community on Twitter, was found dead at his home Thursday afternoon, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

Jerry Brewer, a police officer in the police department, told CNN that Adams was found lonely dead at his home during a welfare check at around 2 pm. Brewer said the investigation into his death was continuing.

Adams' death comes less than a month after the university announced that he would retire after a furore on campus because of his tweets.

Counselor Jose Sartarelli said in a statement posted on Adams, a former professor of criminology at UNCW, and author of "Feminists Say Bolder Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Faces 'Womyn' on Campus". University site.

Sartarelli said: "Over the past several weeks, many of you have inquired about the case of UN Women faculty member, Dr. Mike Adams, in light of the public interest generated by the comments he made on his social media channels." “We can now share the update that after discussion with Counselor Sartarelli, Dr. Adams decided to retire from UNCW, effective August 1, 2020.”

Spectrum News 1 reported that, as part of his retirement, Adams received $ 504,702 from the university for lost salary and lost retirement benefits.

Adams became a controversial thunderbolt bar in Wilmington in late May.

"This evening I ate pizza and drank beer with six men on a six-seat table top. I felt like a free man who wasn't living in North Carolina's slave state. Massa Cooper, let my people go!" Tweet on May 29.

Roy Cooper is North Carolina Democratic Governor.

Adams' tweet was sent a week after the country moved to the second stage of the reopening, and a few days after the outbreak of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

In a further Tweet from Adams, on May 28, it stated, "Universities do not close. Close non-core majors. Like women's studies."

In a statement to CNN on June 6, UNCW described Adams' messages as "despicable and unforgivable."

"We are listening to the anger expressed about the ugly and unjustified comments made by a member of the faculty of the union," the university said in the statement. "However, we are not only listening, we can confirm that we are reviewing our options carefully and firmly as to how we move forward. We cannot comment further at this time, because this is a personnel issue."

Adams Tweets became the focal point of two submissions calling for his removal.

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