Grosse Pointe Farms designer dies from injuries suffered in March attack

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Daniel Clancy

The well-known interior designer who was attacked in March at his Grosse Pointe home has died.

Daniel Clancy died Wednesday morning. At the time of the attack, suspect David Corzilius allegedly bound him and stabbed him in the neck and face.

Police say Daniel E. Clancy was found on the sidewalk, brutally beaten with three stab wounds to his neck outside of his home on 270 Voltaire Place, which is near the intersection of Kercheval Avenue and Kerby Road.

David Corzilius, 49, was charged with three different assault charges, armed robbery, home invasion, false imprisonment, and larceny. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office will be adding to the charges in the wake of Clancy's death.

According to Grosse Pointe Farms Police, Clancy was returning home from a shopping trip around 4 p.m. Sunday when he was approached by at least one other person. The two went inside the 69-year-old's 8,400 square foot house, and some sort of fight or struggle broke out. Clancy was found injured and his hands were bound with duct tape.

He was rushed to the hospital. Doctors originally did not expect him to survive, but he made it through surgery and was in critical condition.

Corzilius had been hired to clean gutters and remove snow from an interior designer's home in Grosse Pointe Farms and charged with trying to kill Clancy and stealing artwork from his home.

Authorities say he demanded money from Clancy, hit him in the face, and then bound his hands with duct tape. Once he was bound, Worthy says he stole painting and then stabbed him in the neck with a knife before driving off in his truck.