CRAIG KARMIN
The Wall Street Journal
September 15, 2009

[efoods]James S. McDonald, head of investment-management firm Rockefeller & Co. and a board member of NYSE Euronext, died on Sunday in Massachusetts, according to people familiar with the matter. He was 56 years old.

In a statement Monday night, Barclay McFadden III, who identified himself as a friend of Mr. McDonald’s family, said he “took his own life.” The family has “no further comments beyond this,” the statement added. ”

Jim McDonald was an exceptional individual who provided strong leadership of Rockefeller & Co. for over eight years,” Colin Campbell, Rockefeller & Co. chairman, said in a statement on Monday. “He will be missed by all of us privileged to have known and worked with him.”

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