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BKD Partner Found Dead at His Office

Fifty-one year old Daniel Hayworth was found dead at the BKD offices in Joplin, Missouri on Sunday afternoon. The Springfield Journal Reports that Mr Hayworth had several leadership positions with the firm including the firm's national construction and real estate group, national manufacturing and distribution group and chair of the manufacturing and distribution committee. According to Newton County Coroner Mark Bridges, Mr Hayworth had a history of hypertension and high blood pressure, accordingly his office ruled that the cause of death was a massive heart attack. Our email to a BKD spokesperson was not immediately returned. John Wanamaker, the managing partner of BKD's Southern Missouri unit was quoted by the SBJ, saying, "Dan was such a great guy, and this is such an unexpected and untimely event. He was clearly a great man, a great husband to his wife, Lynn, a great BKD partner, and a great friend, and he will be unbelievably missed."