According to his family, Thomas Lee, 78, was a US billionaire financier.
on Fifth Avenue around that time, according to the New York Police Department.
The police did not provide any additional information and stated that the city medical examiner’s office would determine the manner and cause of death.
It was not immediately possible to obtain a response from the coroner’s office.
In a statement, Lee’s family said, “The family is extremely saddened by Tom’s death.” We are brokenhearted. Please respect our privacy and allow us to grieve, we ask.
According to a biographical statement released by his family, Lee was the founder and chairman of Lee Equity, which he established in 2006. He also held the position of chairman and CEO of Thomas H. Lee Partners, which he established in 1974.
Lee was in charge of investing more than $15 billion in hundreds of transactions over the course of the past 46 years, including the acquisition and subsequent sale of Warner Music and Snapple Beverages brands.
He was also well-known as a trustee and philanthropist who served on the boards of numerous institutions, including the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Brandeis University, Harvard University, and the Lincoln Center.