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Dale Cheney, founder of Darien’s T-street Capital, falls to his death from Manhattan rooftop bar

Dale Cheney, the 46-year-old founder and general partner of the Darien-based private equity firm T-street Capital, fell to his death from a Manhattan rooftop bar on Wednesday night.

Cheney, a New Canaan resident, fell from Bar 54 at the Hyatt Centric Times Square New York at around 6:30 p.m., landing on the street below. Eyewitnesses to his demise said Cheney jumped from the rooftop bar. He was pronounced dead at the scene and police are investigating his death as a suicide.

Cheney’s T-street Capital launched in 2013 as a standalone company, having previously been the private equity division of Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB). Earlier in his career, he was an investment principal at Citicorp Venture Capital. Cheney came into the financial services industry in 2005 at the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs after receiving an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Outside of T-street Capital, Cheney was the director of roughly a dozen boards of directors.

According to a New York Post report, Cheney filed for divorce from his wife the day before his death. The couple had three children and a history of marital problems, including two visits by police to their home in 2008 stemming from domestic disputes.

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