Lauren Block, 22, was taken to the hospital on Jan. 2 with major head injuries and remained in critical condition. She died on Wednesday. The man who was getting the lap dance explained the events leading up to her fall to police.
“He stated that she grabbed the rail, as he was facing away from the balcony, and she tried to complete some sort of dance jump/dance move, and accidentally went head first over the rail,” stated the officer in the report.
A witness told our Cleveland affiliate that Block was not moving after the fall.
The two men who witnessed the incident fled the bar as soon as Block fell. However, police are not treating this as a criminal case.
Block’s family released the following statement:
“We would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support and prayers for Lauren. She has passed away but is an organ donor, and we hope this will enable her to save many lives and live on through others. We would like to express our gratitude to the staff at MetroHealth. They worked tirelessly to do all they could to save her life. We ask that the media respect our privacy during this difficult time. We know that she’s in God’s hands.”