Charles Murphy, 56, who most recently worked with hedge fund heavyweight John Paulson at Paulson & Co., was pronounced dead at the Sofitel building in an apparent suicide Monday afternoon, CNBC said.
Murphy suffered large losses in Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme in 2008. Murphy had invested over $7 billion from his Fairfield Greenwich fund, which had earlier been based in Greenwich, CNBC said.
The fund eventually agreed to pay $125 million to settle a lawsuit related to the Madoff case, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Before his suicide, Murphy added his wife to the deed of their Upper East Side mansion, which he purchased for $33 million in 2007 shortly after joining Fairfield Greenwich, where he had half his assets invested at the time, according to the New York Post.
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