The CEO of a Bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was found dead in her apartment in Singapore last week. She was 28.
Local media reports suggest Autumn Radtke may have committed suicide; however, an official cause of death has not been declared. An investigation has been launched into the "unnatural" death, a police spokesman told Reuters Wednesday.
R.I.P. Autumn Radtke 28 yrs CEO of First Meta, a Singapore Bitcoin trading suicide last night! http://t.co/V32KtlUYEX pic.twitter.com/aMZSTkwdu3
— The Bitcoin News (@TheBitcoinNews) February 28, 2014
First Meta director Douglas Abrams confirmed Radtke's death on Feb. 27.
"I was informed by the Singapore police about her death," Abrams told The Wall Street Journal. "The cause of death is still under investigation.”
The virtual currency company released the following statement about Radtke's death:
The First Meta team is shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke. Our deepest condolences go out to her family, friends and loved ones. Autumn was an inspiration to all of us and she will be sorely missed.
Before becoming the CEO of First Meta in January 2012, Radtke worked for several fortune 500 companies, including Clear Channel, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Most recently, she served as the director of business development for Xfire, which offers messaging services for gamers.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.