French businessman Thierry Leyne kills himself in Tel Aviv

Yoo Towers  picture: Eyal Yitzhar

Leyne, who was the partner of former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, dies after jumping from the Yoo Towers.

French businessman Thierry Leyne, who was the partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, formerly head of the International Monetary Fund, committed suicide in Tel Aviv on Thursday by jumping from an apartment in the Yoo residential towers in the north of the city. Leyne, who was 49, left a suicide note in which he wrote of depression and ill-health. Tel Aviv police said that foul play was not suspected, and that the suicide note had not mentioned financial problems. The funeral took place on Friday.

Leyne was CEO of Leyne Strauss-Kahn & Partners, and was in the process of launching a $2 billion hedge fund with Strauss-Kahn.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on October 26, 2014

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Yoo Towers  picture: Eyal Yitzhar
Yoo Towers picture: Eyal Yitzhar
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