Bed Bath & Beyond executive dies after fall from high-rise apartment balcony, source says

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Sunday, September 4, 2022
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A man who jumped to his death from a high-rise luxury apartment building in TriBeCa was the chief financial officer of Bed Bath and Beyond.

TRIBECA, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man who jumped to his death from a high-rise luxury apartment building in TriBeCa was the chief financial officer of Bed Bath and Beyond, ABC News has confirmed.

Gustavo Arnal passed away on Friday. Investigators say his wife saw him jump from their 18th floor balcony.

The 52-year-old was hired in 2020 to help the company work through financial struggles.

Bed Bath and Beyond released a statement on Sunday saying,

"I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Gustavo's family. Gustavo will be remembered by all he worked with for his leadership, talent and stewardship of our Company. I am proud to have been his colleague, and he will be truly missed by all of us at Bed Bath & Beyond and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him," said Harriet Edelman, Independent Chair of the Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. Board of Directors. "Our focus is on supporting his family and his team and our thoughts are with them during this sad and difficult time. Please join us in respecting the family's privacy."

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