LOS ANGELES — A sec­ond man who died at the South­ern California apartment of a Democratic donor in less than two years was identified Thursday as a well-liked luxury department store worker who won a gold medal at the Gay Games.

Timothy Dean of West Holly­wood was pronounced dead at the apartment Monday after police responded to a report of a person not breathing.

Dean, 55, is the second black man in 18 months to die at the West Hollywood apartment of Ed Buck, a 64-year-old white man who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to California candidates and is well known in LGBTQ political circles.

Activists and family members have been calling for Buck’s arrest, saying if Dean and the other man who died, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore, had been white there would be more attention on the case.

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