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Dale Cheney, the founder of an investment firm, has allegedly jumped to his death from Bar 54 in Times Square. Police pronounced Cheney dead on the street below.
Two witnesses at the scene said Cheney had jumped, but the death remains under investigation.
Cheney, a father of three, and his wife recently filed for divorce. There is a record of police being called to Cheney’s home over previous domestic disputes.
RECAP: A Connecticut financier who jumped to his death from the roof of a Times Square bar on Wednesday evening had filed for divorce the day before and had explosive rows about money several years ago, it has emerged. Dale Cheney 46, threw himself from the 54th-floor bar. pic.twitter.com/yw9L1BILOe
— Sumner (@renmusb1) January 27, 2023
Finance Exec jumps to death 1 day after filing for divorce. #DaleCheney, worked for Goldman Sachs, Citigroup before starting his own company, jumped from a rooftop bar in #NewYorkCity, just 3 months after #ElizabethGaglewski jumped to death from same bar! #SuicidePrevention #USA pic.twitter.com/e5vDENqiPq
— Nathan Adams (@NateAdams5k) January 28, 2023
Last October, Elizabeth Gaglewski jumped to her death from Bar 54.
Tom Blundell, general manager of the Hyatt Centric Times Square hotel, said that “as a result of this tragic incident, we will keep the door to the bar’s outdoor space locked at all times.”
Founder of investment firm who fatally plunged from NYC rooftop bar IDed https://t.co/ezNpsajaZs pic.twitter.com/hXqFnUlbBL
— New York Post (@nypost) January 26, 2023
The woman fell 27 floors and landed on a balcony at the Hyatt Centric Times Square New York. https://t.co/cUY5OgVajg
— WRKO (@WRKO680) October 13, 2022
Blundell said, “We are truly heartbroken at the situation that occurred this evening outside our rooftop bar, and we are keeping the victim’s family and friends in our thoughts and hearts.”
“We are working closely with local authorities. The safety and well-being of all our colleagues, hotel guests, and Bar 54 guests remain a top priority.”