The family of Adolf Merckle says the German billionaire committed suicide after his business empire got into trouble because of the global financial crisis.
A brief family statement Tuesday did not give details on the circumstances of the 74-year-old's death. It said the problems his holdings suffered due to the financial crisis ''broke'' him and ''he ended his life.''
That's a pity.
German Billionaire Adolf Merckle Commits Suicide [The New York Times]