Alexander T. with his parents at an art event in 2004.
Shock for a German family of entrepreneurs: son Alexander T.* († 38) is dead. He was found lifeless in a luxury hotel in Zurich on January 10th. The circumstances are unclear. “As usual with such deaths, the public prosecutor’s office, together with the police, is investigating the circumstances that led to the man’s death,” the Zurich public prosecutor’s office told Blick.
Otherwise, the authority does not want to give any further information, since the procedure is ongoing. Just this much: “According to the current status of the investigation, there was no reason to arrest anyone.”
Especially known in the art scene
The family of the deceased became wealthy from household goods. The exact fortune is not known. Estimates go up to one billion euros. This makes them one of the richest in Germany.
None of the family members was still actively involved in the business and left years ago. Again and again the T. family could be seen at public events and otherwise moved in the best circles. They are particularly well connected in the art scene. Not least because Alexander T.’s mother is known as a passionate art collector. The family has not commented on the tragic loss, as “Bild” reports. (jmh)
* Name changed