Roy Raymond’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Apr 15, 1947

Death Date

August 26, 1993

Age of Death

46 years

Cause of Death

Suicide

Place of Death

San Francisco, California, United States

Profession

Entrepreneur

The entrepreneur Roy Raymond died at the age of 46. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered as the founder of the Victoria’s Secret lingerie chain, he operated the business for five years before selling it to fellow businessman Leslie Wexner for one million dollars. The fact that the chain had amassed a profit of over a billion a year by the early 1990s was suspected to be a factor in his 1993 suicide.

Born and raised in Connecticut, he later settled in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

How did Roy Raymond die?

On August 26, 1993, Raymond committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Supposedly this bridge is the second-most used suicide site/suicide bridge in the world, only the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge in China is more frequently used for committing suicide.

He was last seen alive walking toward the bridge, and shortly thereafter his body washed up on the shores of Marin County. Investigators concluded that he had committed suicide by jumping off the bridge.

Gaye Raymond, former spouse to Roy, speculated that he suffered from depression, possibly due to business failures.