JP Morgan death: IT exec’s family pledge to find ‘the truth’ after fall from Canary Wharf tower
30 January 2014
The devastated family of a JP Morgan executive who plunged to his death from the roof of the bank’s European headquarters in Canary Wharf today said they were determined to “get to the truth” about what happened.
Gabriel Magee, 39, fell 500ft from the top of the skyscraper shortly after 8am yesterday.
The American citizen had been working for the US investment bank in London for more than six years and was said to be in a happy and stable long-term relationship with his girlfriend.
Mr Magee’s parents, Bill and Nell, told the Standard they had been left distraught by their son’s death and would come to London looking for answers. Speaking from their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mrs Magee, 74, sobbed uncontrollably as she said: “I’ve lost my baby.
“We are shattered beyond words. This was a young man, we cherished him. He was named after the angel Gabriel, the messenger who always had good news. He always brought us good news.”
Mrs Magee revealed her son, a vice-president in client technology, was in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Veronica, who is thought to be American, and that they were planning a family together.