Bishop morns death of Tattoo Artist

Harmey Bancroft found dead Wednesday

An initial autopsy is showing the noted tattoo artist died of natural causes at the age of 36.  Harmey has operated Gypsy King Tattoo on main street Bishop.

Statement from the Bishop Police Department:

On the evening of Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at approximately 4:25 PM, the Bishop Police Department received a call of an unconscious adult male subject at a Bishop area residence. Bishop Police Officers and medical personnel arrived a short time later and found Harmey Jefferson Bancroft, age 36 of Bishop, deceased in his bed.

There were no signs of trauma or anything to indicate foul play may have been involved at the time the body was discovered. On Thursday August 20, 2015 an autopsy was conducted and preliminary results would tend to indicate that Mr. Bancroft died of natural causes.

Further investigation is pending toxicology and additional lab results.

Statement from Gypsy King Tattoo facebook page:

The Gypsy King Tattoo Family is deeply saddened by the loss of Harmey Bancroft but we are gonna try our hardest to keep this shop open for him and for everyone else. The shop will be closed until Tuesday and we will be letting our clients know what is happening as we know more. Thank you for your support.

Cover Photo From Gypsy King Tattoo’s Facebook page

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