Monday, November 23, 2015
Hasidic woman kills herself - months after her tech executive sister jumped to her death from Manhattan rooftop bar
The sister of a Hasidic Jewish woman who committed suicide by jumping from a New York rooftop bar has taken her own life.
Sarah Mayer, who was also known as Suri, 31, committed suicide at her parents' home in Borough Park, Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon, friends and family said.
Sources told Daily Mail Online that she had died after an overdose on pills and the same sources also revealed she previously spent time as an in-patient at a psychiatric facility.
Miss Mayer was found at the home by her parents, the NY Daily News reported.
However, in what appear to be conflicting reports, the same paper reported a law enforcement official said the cause of death was hanging.
It is believed that a modified autopsy in line with the Hasidic faith was taking place on Sunday night.
Mayer's parents, Israel and Chava Mayer, have another daughter Este.
On July 20, Faigy Mayer, 29, leapt to her death from the 20th story 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, onlookers said.
She had been brought up in the Hasidic community but left it around five years before her death.
Chaim Levin, a friend of Faigy Mayer, spoke of his grief at learning of the death of her sister Suri.
He told Daily Mail Online: 'I did not know Suri but I'm shocked. How could this have happened?'
Family sources told Daily Mail Online in July that Faigy was suffering from borderline personality disorder with paranoid tendencies and a secondary diagnosis of bi-polar disorder for which she was taking medication.
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