Merckle's Suicide Confirmed

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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]