An official source at the Giza Security Directorate said on Wednesday that the family of the blogger Bassem Sabry, who died on Tuesday night, did not request an autopsy or suspect foul play.
Police are trying to uncover why Sabry fell from a building under construction in the Mohandessin neighborhood, but preliminary evidence did not find any indication of criminal activity.
Sabry is believed to have fallen from the balcony of his apartment as a result of a diabetic coma. He was the son of scriptwriter Farouk Sabry and the brother of film producer Walid Sabry.
Former Vice President Mohamed ElBaradei mourned Sabry on Wednesday.
“I ask all the youth of the revolution to pray for the noble man we lost and desperately need,” he wrote on Twitter. “Goodbye Bassem Sabry.”
Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi also mourned him as he was a member of his political campaign.
“Bassem Sabry, a voice of Egypt's 2011 revolution, dies in accident,” the Guardian wrote on its website. “A Cairo-based journalist and political strategist, Sabry rose to prominence during the Arab uprisings of 2011, achieving widespread acclaim for his analysis of regional politics in several local and global outlets, including al-Monitor and the Huffington Post. He was frequently cited in international media, including the Guardian.”
The Muslim Brotherhood also mourned Sabry and said he was an “exceptional” man.
“The voice of reason and patriotism was lost,” the group tweeted in English.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm