A Cambridge University cleric under investigation for sex offences died at home after apparently being asphyxiated, police sources said. The Reverend Ian Thompson, Dean of Chapel at Komgs College, died at his house in great Shelford. The clergyman, born in Glasgow, was being investigated for crimes in the Strathclyde area of Scotland. Discuss. I often wonder when I see on the news of unexplained death or suicide if it was abuse victims getting revenge, thought this was a good one again, seems to happen from time to time.