After the death of 37-year-old JPMorgan Chase & Co. executive Ryan Crane earlier this month, many are beginning to wonder why there have been a string of untimely deaths in the financial world recently.
Crane was found dead in his Stanford, Connecticut home on February 3, and presently, toxicology results have not yet come back to determine the cause of death.
“Ryan was a beloved colleague who will be dearly missed,” said JPMorgan Chase spokesman Justin Perras of the late Harvard graduate. “Our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and friends.”
Just a week prior to Crane’s death, four other higher-profile deaths in the financial world made headlines, including Deutsche Bank AG senior executive William Broeksmit in an apparent suicide, Karl Slym of Tata Motors in an apparent suicide, Gabriel Magee, another JPMorgan employee, in an apparent suicide, and Mike Dueker, chief economist for Russell Investments, in an apparent suicide.
Following the recent string of deaths in the financial world, reports say that many bigger companies have encouraged their employees to take extra time off to decrease stress levels.