On Thursday afternoon a Sun International marketing manager jumped to his death off the company’s headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg…

The 40-year-old sports marketing manager has since been named as Dan Sevel according to the Sandton Chronicle. The paper reported that Sevel had allegedly left a suicide note on his desk.

Sun International released the following statement:

“We can confirm that, just after noon today, a member of staff fell from the 5th floor balcony of our offices. The exact circumstances are unknown at this stage. We are cooperating fully in all respects with the relevant authorities in investigating the incident. Emergency services responded quickly, and were unfortunately unable to resuscitate him.”

“We are all deeply saddened by this tragic loss of our colleague and friend, and wish to extend our deepest sympathy to his family.”

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Twitter users expressed their shock at the incident: