From the story it sounds like he may have been dead for some time before they discovered him. Hard to believe you could be a bishop and be alone for that long.
From Kevin Britt, Bishop of Grand Rapids, dies at age 59:
"The state of Michigan lost its second Catholic bishop in less than two months when the Rev. Kevin Britt of the Diocese of Grand Rapids died unexpectedly at age 59.
Co-workers found Britt at his home Sunday morning after they became worried when he did not return several phone calls. He apparently died sometime during the weekend, said Ned McGrath, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Detroit.
McGrath said Britt had canceled all his appointments last week because he hadn't been feeling well.
No foul play is suspected, McGrath said. An autopsy is planned. "