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Autumn Radtke, CEO Of Bitcoin Firm 'First Meta', Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

| by Jonathan Wolfe

28-year-old Autumn Radtke was found dead in her apartment on Feb. 28. Radtke was the CEO of First Meta, a Bitcoin currency exchange firm.

Radtke’s body was found in her Singapore apartment. Local media outlets are calling the death a suicide, but the cause of death will not be official until a toxicology report is released.

Radtke’s last Facebook post lends some credibility to the suicide theory, though. On Feb. 10, Radtke posted an article on her Facebook titled “The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship.” Above the article, she wrote “everything has its price.”

First Meta posted a message on its website regarding Radtke's death.

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"The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke," the message reads. "Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and loved ones. Autumn was an inspiration to all of us and she will be sorely missed."

Radtke was a successful entrepreneur who worked in the past with Apple and other Silicon Valley firms on digital payment technologies. Radtke described First Meta as a company that takes “virtual currencies and pays out real $ via paypal.”

Her death marks the eighth apparent suicide of a prominent financial sector figure this year.

Sources: New York Post, USA Today