The chief executive officers of Bed Bath & Beyond are lamenting the Gustavo Arnal suicide. The company has confirmed that the executive passed away on September 2 at the age of 52.
According to the New York Police Department’s Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, officers who responded to a 911 call at 12:30 p.m. on September 2 discovered an “unconscious and unresponsive 52-year-old male” in downtown Manhattan.
The individual “looked to suffer from injuries consistent with a fall from a high position,” according to the office. Sources cited police in reporting that Arnal had fallen from a structure.
According to the Office of the Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, he was declared dead on the spot by emergency medical personnel.
Arnal was recognized as the person. Gustavo Arnal committed suicide, according to the New York City medical examiner’s office, and died from several blunt trauma injuries.
Bed Bath & Beyond stated in a press release on September 4 that the entire company is “profoundly devastated by this tragic loss.”
“I wish to extend our sincerest condolences to Gustavo’s family. Gustavo will be remembered by all he worked with for his leadership, talent and stewardship of our Company. I am proud to have been his colleague, and he will be truly missed by all of us at Bed Bath & Beyond and everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Our focus is on supporting his family and his team and our thoughts are with them during this sad and difficult time. Please join us in respecting the family’s privacy.” According to the press release, Harriet Edelman, Independent Chair of the Board of Directors of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
After previously working for Avon, Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Procter & Gamble, Arnal joined Bed Bath & Beyond in May 2020.
Bed Bath & Beyond has experienced difficulties. The firm said it was cutting its personnel by 20% and closing 150 of its outlets on August 31.