An investigation is currently ongoing on the death of Mike Adams, a professor from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, as per a WECT report.
According to investigators, Adams was found dead inside his house in the County of New Hanover.
Adams was set to retire from the university in less than a month.
The UNCW, via its Office of University Relations, released a statement about his death on Thursday.
The statement says:
“It is with sadness that we share the news that the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation involving Dr. Mike Adams, professor of criminology.”
“Please keep his friends and loved ones in your thoughts.”
The University also added a phone number for the students to call whenever they require emotional support.
Aside from that, they also included a link for the UNCW’s faculty and staff, in case they need the same support.
According to another WECT report, the University announced Adams’s retirement last month.
He was supposed to retire from the University on August 1.
The decision came after he met with UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli.
On May 29, Adams wrote a controversial post on his Twitter account.
“This evening, I ate pizza and drank beer with six guys at a six-seat tabletop,” he wrote.
“I almost felt like a free man who was not living in the slave state of North Carolina,” he added.
“Massa Cooper, let my people go!”
A lot of people found the post racially insensitive, and people started demanding his termination from the University.
A petition was also launched calling for his removal from the University.
Adams, however, defended his post.
The post does not pertain to race, but the oppression from the local government during the lockdown, Adams told WECT.
In 2016, Adams posted an article on his blog outing a Muslim student.
The student eventually change schools due to the emotional toll it gave her, the student told Buzzfeed News.