- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Two high-profile and high-up American bankers in London have killed themselves in separate incidents that took place within a couple days of each other.

Gabriel Magee, 39, a senior manager at JP Morgan, jumped 500 feet to his death Tuesday from the top of the bank’s European headquarters, the Daily Mail reported. Responders found his body on the roof that encircles the outside of the ninth floor.

On Sunday, another American bank executive, William Broeksmit, 58, was discovered dead in his South Kensington home. Police ruled the death a suicide by hanging.

Mr. Broeksmit had retired a year ago from his senior-level position with the Deutsche Bank, the Mail reported.

“We are deeply saddened to have lost a member of the JP Morgan family at 25 Bank Street today,” a spokesman for JP Morgan said in an email to bank workers Tuesday. Our thoughts and sympathy with his family and his friends.”

One source who reportedly knew Mr. Magee well told the Mail that he had been in “good standing with his bosses and colleagues” and was “well liked.”

Scotland Yard was dispatched to the scene, but is not regarding the incident as foul play.