Dr. Marc Allan Feldman of Beachwood was found dead in a motel room June 22 at the Americas Best Value Inn at 14043 Brookpark Road in Brook Park.
Feldman, 56, was an anesthesiologist at Cleveland Clinic and also ran for the 2016 Libertarian Party nomination for president. Feldman’s speech about Libertarianism at the party’s convention in May drew national media coverage.
According to a Brook Park Police Department report, a call came in at 7:19 p.m. June 22. Officers were dispatched to the scene in less than a minute and arrived at 7:24, shortly after the Brook Park Fire Department arrived. The police called the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office to the scene, where Feldman was pronounced dead.
Christopher Harris, communication specialist with the medical examiner’s office, said that the office had yet to make a ruling and that the case was still “pending.”
As for why Feldman was at a motel in Brook Park, Brook Park Police Capt. Thomas Dickel said that’s part of the investigation and the investigation is in the hands of the coroner’s office.
According to the report, a woman phoned the motel front desk, which in turn called the police.
Cleveland Clinic released a statement June 23 following Feldman’s death:
“We are saddened by the sudden loss of Dr. Feldman. He was a talented physician and will be missed.”
Feldman was a Libertarian Party candidate for Ohio Attorney General in 2010 and collected nearly 104,000 votes.
Feldman is survived by his wife, Anne, and three sons, Aaron Asher Feldman of Atlanta, Abram David Feldman of Chicago and Andrew Solomon Feldman. A son, Alec Joshua Feldman, died Aug. 7, 2012. Alec Joshua Feldman, a graduate of Gross Schechter Day School in Pepper Pike, was 16. He has participated in the Daf Yomi Talmud study in honor of his son.