Grieving buddies of Mattress Bathtub & Past exec Gustavo Arnal are flooding social media with posts of condolences — and disbelief, calling his suicide at Manhattan’s “Jenga constructing” “inexplicable.”
“I’m nonetheless in shock,” pal Yelitza Salazar wrote in Spanish on Facebook, describing Arnal as “a type of folks you observe for example to observe — profitable, clever.
“Positively, nobody is aware of what we stock inside,” Salazar wrote. “God give his household a lot energy and resignation. … Inexplicable.”
One other pal, Rocke Aguilera, known as Arnal a “pal of my complete life.
“You don’t know with how a lot ache I obtain this information,” Aguilera wrote in Spanish. “I like you very a lot my pal. Your journey via this world enriched many lives, and right here we’re celebrating you. Relaxation in peace.”
Arnal, 52, the chief monetary officer of BB&B and a local of Venezuela, jumped to his loss of life within the wee hours Friday from his posh 18th-floor house within the ritzy, architecturally well-known constructing in Tribeca, whereas his spouse additionally was house, in accordance with police.
HIs suicide got here amid heavy monetary troubles for BB&B — and two weeks after he was focused together with a number of others in a class-action, $1.2 billion stock-fraud lawsuit.
Aguilar, responding to a mutual pal on Fb after their pal’s loss of life, wrote, “Do you keep in mind this: All of the ‘rolls’ we acquired into once we had been making an attempt to get wealthy within the inventory change in Venezuela? The three of us dreaming and combating to make these desires come true.”
One other mourner, Catherine Jones, recalled Arnal as her math trainer in center college in Venezuela.
“I keep in mind a younger man with a gorgeous smile” and “gigantic mental capability, with a data of arithmetic that got here via his pores,” Jones wrote.
Police stated Arnal didn’t depart a suicide be aware.
Town medical expert dominated his loss of life a suicide this week.
Arnal’s widow and two grown daughters have declined to remark.
In case you are scuffling with suicidal ideas or are experiencing a psychological well being disaster and stay in New York Metropolis, you possibly can name 1-888-NYC-WELL without cost and confidential disaster counseling. When you stay outdoors the 5 boroughs, you possibly can dial the 24/7 Nationwide Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.