So sad. Autumn Radtke, a 28-year-old American CEO of a bitcoin exchange firm, was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28 after a suspected suicide.
Autumn Radtke, a Wisconsin native who worked as a CEO for the digital currency startup First Meta, was found dead inside her apartment in Singapore on Feb. 28. City officials are waiting for the toxicology results but local media outlets are calling her death a suicide.
Bitcoin CEO Dead — 28-Year-Old Autumn Radtke Dies In Suspected Suicide
Autumn’s death comes on the heels of the collapse of the Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange Mt Gox last week, after $400m went missing, as well as the March 4 closure of the Flexcoin bank in Canada after hackers stole $600,000, according to the UK’s Daily Mail.
Douglas Adams, the non-executive chairman of First Meta, confirmed that Autumn had passed away in a statement, saying the company was “shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.”
Autumn Radtke’s Death Is One Of 8 Mysterious Deaths In Financial Sector In 2014
Autumn’s death is one of eight suspected financial sector suicides in 2014.
Other mysterious deaths in the field include a 33-year-old JPMorgan finance pro who jumped off the roof of the JPMorgan Hong Kong office on Feb. 18; Gabriel Magee, 39, a vice president with JPMorgan’s corporate and investment bank technology branch in the UK, who jumped off the roof of the bank’s Canary Wharf tower in London on Jan. 28; and Ryan Henry Crane, 37, a JPMorgan executive director who was found dead inside his Stamford, Conn., home on Feb. 3. (The cause of Ryan’s death has not yet been determined.)
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Autumn’s friends and family during this difficult time.
— Tierney McAfee