A JPMorgan Chase (JPM) & Co. vice president who fell to his death from the bank’s 33-story London headquarters in January committed suicide, a coroner ruled.
Gabriel Magee, 39, had worked as a computer programmer since 2004 in the corporate and investment bank’s technology support department. The coroner, Mary Hassell, heard evidence at an inquest today in east London from witnesses including Magee’s girlfriend, a work colleague, his therapist, a police officer and employees of the New York-based bank. Magee’s father and sister attended the hearing.
The inquest into his death is the third proceeding into a bank worker’s death in the British capital in six months. Hassell presided over an inquest into the death of 21-year-old Bank of America Corp. intern Moritz Erhardt from an epileptic seizure in November, and a court heard in March about the death of William Broeksmit, a retired Deutsche Bank AG risk executive who hanged himself at his home in London.
“Our heartfelt condolences go out to Gabriel’s family and friends,” JPMorgan said in an e-mailed statement. “We are focused on supporting our colleagues and those close to him on this very difficult day.”