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Man Jumps to Death from Rooftop of Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

Man Jumps to Death from Rooftop of Standard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

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A man leaped to his death on Monday afternoon from the 12th floor of the Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Fred Corral, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office investigation division, confirmed with Breitbart News Network this morning that the victim was a 24-year-old caucasian male from Connecticut. 

Corral was unable to release further information pertaining to the status of the victim.

A representative from the Los Angles Police Department confirmed that a phone call was placed yesterday at 3:49 p.m. to inform them that a male had jumped from the roof. 

The victim landed on a sidewalk on the 500 block of South Flower Street just outside of the hotel. Sixth street was shut down between Hope and Flower during the police investigation.

“Because there’s no criminal investigation involved it has been deemed a suicide,” the spokesperson said. “It’s now in the hands of the Coroner’s Office.”

The Standard Hotel, which is owned by Andre Balazs, built its Los Angeles extension in 2002 in what was originally the 1955 Superior Oil Company building. In 2003, the resort was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

The most famous attribution of the steel-and-marble modernist hotel is said to be the rooftop, which is complete with water bed pods, bars, and pools that attract a trendy nightlife scene.

High-profile celebrities Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Benecio del Toro are all Standard Brand investors. In recent years, Balazs established two more in New York City and one in Miami Beach, Florida. 

Rapper Jay Z was famously attacked by his sister-in-law Solange Knowles, while his wife Beyonce stood there, inside of an elevator at one of the Standards in Manhattan. 

An employee was reportedly fired for selling a video of the altercation to TMZ for $250,000. 


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