Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tragedy of Young Man Who Tonight Should Have Been Celebrating His 25th Birthday with a Lavish Champagne Party; Shock at Tees Whizkid's Mystery Death Plunge

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Tragedy of Young Man Who Tonight Should Have Been Celebrating His 25th Birthday with a Lavish Champagne Party; Shock at Tees Whizkid's Mystery Death Plunge

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Byline: CHRIS HOLE

TONIGHT he was due to host his 25th birthday bash at a trendy London nightspot.

But instead friends and family are paying tribute to a young Teesside stockbroker whose life tragically ended as he fell from an eight-storey up-market roof-top restaurant.

Reports claim Anjool Malde, from Yarm, dressed in his best Hugo Boss suit, ordered a glass of champagne from the bar at London's Coq D'Argent restaurant on Sunday lunchtime.

The 24-year-old is then said to have walked onto the restaurant's terrace and climbed over the railings before plummeting to his death - just days before his birthday on Tuesday.

Today, family and friends have paid tribute to the popular and successful stockbroker, who co-founded a successful events management business alongside other projects.

His parents, Naina and Bharat, who live in Yarm, have been quoted as saying in a statement: "We are absolutely devastated.

"Equally we are so touched by the warm words from his many, many friends that alluded both to his tremendous talent and positive spirit.

"He was an inspiration to so many.

Style meant everything to him and that's how he chose his exit."

Reasons for the high-flyer's death remain a mystery.

It is believed that following an incident at work on Friday he may have been fearing for the future of his stockbroker job with Deutsche Bank.

His employers had told him to leave work early following an inquiry into an IT matter, although he had neither been sacked or suspended.

His death, meanwhile, has come as a huge shock to those who knew him.

Egglescliffe college friend, Laura Degnan, told the Gazette: "Anjool was positive and dedicated, with a great sense of humour."

Another, Andrew Robinson, from Thornaby, said: "He was always a really

friendly and well-liked guy."

On paper, the Oxford graduate had the perfect life - he had an extremely well-paid job, scores of friends, an active social life, and had even paid off his student loan.

He had also recently bought a second home for himself - a penthouse apartment close to Marbella in Spain. …

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