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Hedge fund titan, giant of philanthropy leaps to his death after stroke (Robert W. Wilson)
NY Post ^ | 12/24/13 | Emily Smith, Dana Sauchelli

Posted on 12/25/2013 11:35:14 AM PST by Libloather

Multimillionaire philanthropist Robert W. Wilson, 86, took his own life Monday by throwing himself from his luxury Upper West Side high-rise apartment, just a few months after suffering a debilitating stroke, sources said.

The former Wall Street hedge fund titan — who donated hundreds of millions to charity — left a note before leaping at about 11 a.m. from the 16th floor of the famed San Remo, which overlooks Central Park West, cops said.

“He was 86 and suffered a stroke a few months ago,” said Wilson’s friend, Stephen Viscusi.

“He always said he didn’t want to suffer, and when the time came, he would be ready.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: death; fund; hedge; wilson
From another story -

Robert Wilson was an 86-year-old Wall Street mogul whose personal fortune was estimated to be about $800million- but he recently told friends he had given all but $100million to charity. He apparently could not give away the rest because it was tied up in long-term investments.

1 posted on 12/25/2013 11:35:14 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I suspect both Wilson and Humpty were pushed.


2 posted on 12/25/2013 11:36:38 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Libloather

Wouldn’t someone who has a stroke be incapacitated? How did he find the strength to leap?


3 posted on 12/25/2013 11:39:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Libloather

I bet that was a loooong 5 seconds watching the ground get closer.


4 posted on 12/25/2013 11:39:59 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

5 posted on 12/25/2013 11:40:08 AM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s a tremendous variance with strokes.

I had one 18 months ago. A friend had one about the same time and didn’t recover.

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6 posted on 12/25/2013 11:42:16 AM PST by Mears
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To: Libloather

Sad. Hope he found Jesus on the way down. I think of two things when I hear these stories. One is Billy in Carrousel who killed himself and ended up in heaven as a barker on a merry go round. The other is the woman in the Russian story (I read this in The Brother’s Karamazov). The mean (in the original sense) woman in the village wouldn’t give anything to anyone. One winter a man decided to make soup and he only had a stone. He started boiling the soup and people started bringing bits and pieces of things to put in it. Finally the old woman gave a single dried onion. The soup was then given to the entire village. In the course of time she died and as she was rocketing towards hell, she saw the stem of that old dried onion and she grabbed onto it. When she did, she was able to swing herself into heaven. So God loves us so much that it doesn’t take much. What I have learned is, why wait? I am finding heaven on earth.


7 posted on 12/25/2013 11:43:08 AM PST by Mercat
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To: Libloather
“He always said he didn’t want to suffer, and when the time came, he would be ready.”

Something tells me his suffering has just begun.

8 posted on 12/25/2013 11:46:04 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Libloather

OK, you’re 86. If the stroke wouldn’t get you, it would be something else.


9 posted on 12/25/2013 11:47:35 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Libloather

Strokes cause brain damage, and can lead to anger/depression.
It’s a sad situation, I feel badly for Mr Wilson and his family.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 11:49:20 AM PST by chud
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To: Libloather

Sad. RIP.


11 posted on 12/25/2013 11:50:40 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Libloather
Maybe he thought he was getting off at Willoughby?
12 posted on 12/25/2013 11:52:40 AM PST by PlateOfShrimp
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To: Libloather

Just glad he didn’t hurt or kill anyone on the ground.


13 posted on 12/25/2013 12:00:24 PM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Mercat; Gamecock; F15Eagle

There is a Seinfeld comment here somewhere but I’ll just agree with Mercat and hope that he found Jesus in time.


14 posted on 12/25/2013 12:05:30 PM PST by Larry Lucido (If you like your all your base, you can keep your all your base. - CATS)
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To: Libloather

I am so sorry for this man. He had “everything” and yet nothing.

IMHO, this world is a test. If you keep the Faith in Him, no matter what, you pass the test. But, if you don’t believe, or quit before the test has run its course, you run the risk.

Maybe he was a good man, a philanthropist, but did he belief?

I pray that God is on his side.


15 posted on 12/25/2013 12:10:55 PM PST by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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To: Libloather
If you must do it, don't do it in such a way as to endanger and/or traumatize everyone around you.

Guy like that could easily acquire enough painkillers to do it quietly.

16 posted on 12/25/2013 12:13:26 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Dalberg-Acton

I suspect both Wilson and Humpty were pushed.

It could be the stroke was endued who knows in the world we live in today??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDyayfFnH90


17 posted on 12/25/2013 12:16:53 PM PST by restornu (Love One Another)
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To: driftdiver

It’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the sudden stop at the bottom.


18 posted on 12/25/2013 12:20:46 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: restornu

Humpty was prolly half boiled and half scrambled. Who knows for sure.


19 posted on 12/25/2013 12:22:10 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

This makes no sense. This guy lived a full life and donated millions. He chose not live out his last days in pain and or incapacitated. Now “god” is going to sentence him to an eternity in a lake of fire? For what purpose. Just to show him? Is god a sadist?


20 posted on 12/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST by strider44
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To: Libloather

No pedestrians @ CPW @ 11am? Imagine if he’d crashed onto pedestrians, or a car/bus driving up CPW..or did he jump onto the side street.... as if there are no pedestrians there. For a philanthropist, his final act was grossly selfish.


21 posted on 12/25/2013 12:37:01 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: MuttTheHoople
How very Christian of you.
22 posted on 12/25/2013 12:39:44 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

This has to be the favorite place of the meanest people on the planet. Everything is a joke, and the meaner the better. I don’t know why I still hang on here. Maybe a New Year’s Resolution?


23 posted on 12/25/2013 12:51:46 PM PST by billhilly (Has Pelosi read it yet?)
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To: carriage_hill

Just goes to show, no matter how rich you are the one law you can’t ignore is gravity.


24 posted on 12/25/2013 12:54:16 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

100%.


25 posted on 12/25/2013 12:55:46 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: EDINVA

OK. I looked at a photo of the San Remo. His apt was above the terraces levels so his fall would not have been from the 16th floor to the street, only to a neighbor’s terrace @ 12th floor.


26 posted on 12/25/2013 12:57:16 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: MuttTheHoople

Then people who knowingly eat fatty foods, smoke and otherwise live unhealthy lives which eventually die as a result of their actions will meet the same fate as you suggest.


27 posted on 12/25/2013 1:02:29 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: carriage_hill
It’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the sudden stop at the bottom.

Unless you didn't jump far enough out to clear window sills, ledges, lightpoles and flagpoles on the way down.

28 posted on 12/25/2013 1:13:29 PM PST by fso301
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To: fso301

Yuk, that is a really messy/colorful way to go: a chunk at a time and ricocheting off of other objects. When I worked in Midtown NYC at Rock Ctr in the 70s & 80s (lived in NJ), there was a jumper (among 4-5 others I remember) who landed on a canvass awning over a storefront and bounced down on to the sidewalk. We’d just turned the corner at 52nd St/Ave Americas (6th Ave) coming back from lunch at “21” to work, and saw it happen. He hobbled away as police/ambulances were arriving. I remember hearing on the news that he’d jumped from the 25th floor window. Hell of an awning.


29 posted on 12/25/2013 1:30:04 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: PlateOfShrimp

Thumbs up for the Twilight Zone reference.


30 posted on 12/25/2013 1:30:48 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: a fool in paradise

#3 (#2 was Yusef Lateef, #1 was Comrade Kalashnikov, nickname ‘Killah’.)


31 posted on 12/25/2013 1:32:59 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Libloather

The paper reports that he has donated more than $100 million each to four different charities: The Nature Conservancy, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the World Monuments Fund.

The Nature Conservancy has assets of $3 billion (tax-exempt) and worldwide control of some 90 million acres. Twelve million acres in the U.S., an area the size of Switzerland.

Operating covertly under a variety of names, TNC “saved” Virginia’s Eastern Shore, putting a largely minority labor force out of work, deepening the scourge of poverty in the area. The “saved” islands were “served with opulent showplaces built for rich clients, all unaffordable to the people of the Eastern Shore.”

Mineral, gas and oil rights were acquired by TNC under the guise of “saving” lands. For instance, TNC “saved” an endangered bird only to pump at least $5.5 million worth of oil and gas royalties, so far, from beneath its habitat. A million acres of timberland in Maine and New Hampshire are logged by TNC.

A swath of American land larger than the state of Delaware was traded to a foreign power without a word from the American press and public. Two million acres of TNC land in the United States was swapped to the government of Brazil in exchange for Amazon rainforest.

The Environmental Protection Agency currently funds the Environmental Defense Fund, for the purpose of *suing* the EPA, to force it to comply with radical leftist environmentalism. That is, the EPA funds a radical organization to force the EPA do what it is not permitted by law to do.


32 posted on 12/25/2013 1:44:23 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Last Obamacare Promise: "If You Like Your Eternal Soul, You Can Keep It.")
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To: Larry Lucido

Amen.


33 posted on 12/25/2013 4:01:32 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Middle name Wayne?


34 posted on 12/25/2013 8:51:18 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Why d’ya think I changed my middle initial from W to A?


35 posted on 12/25/2013 8:55:02 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Stroke victims may still be able to move about, although probably not very easily. In this case he almost certainly had nursing assistance present, or maybe a close associate, to collude with his wishes, as in assisted suicide.
36 posted on 12/26/2013 7:58:36 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: billhilly

It can be pretty rough but move on to another thread if it bothers you; life is too short. As for Wilson, maybe all that’s left of him is decomposing, perhaps there is a soul in a good or dreadful place. Maybe we’ll find out...or not.


37 posted on 02/07/2014 7:03:23 PM PST by MSF BU (n)
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