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Rene Rivkin

Rene RivkinBorn: 6-Jun-1944
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: 1-May-2005
Location of death: Sydney, Australia
Cause of death: Suicide [1]
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight [2]
Occupation: Business

Nationality: Australia
Executive summary: Disgraced Australian stockbroker

[1] Deliberate overdose of prescription medication, Darling Point, Sydney.

[2] Rivkin won a lawsuit for defamation after a 1995 Witness report on the Australia's Seven Network indicated that he engaged in homosexual behavior with his driver, Gordon Wood. Wood's girlfriend, Caroline Byrne, had been found dead from suicide, and the program further implied that it might have been a murder and if so, Wood might be responsible. Rivkin v. Amalgamated Television Services Pty Limited.

Father: (d. suicide)
Mother: Rachael Rivkin (b. circa 1917)
Brother: (d. suicide)
Wife: Gayle (m. 1973, separated 2005)
Son: Jordan

    High School: Sydney Boys High School, Sydney, Australia
    Law School:
University of Sydney (1969)

    Suicide Attempt 2-Sep-2004
    Drug Overdose 2-Sep-2004
    Insider Trading 2003 (convicted)
    Russian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Obesity, Brain Cancer, Depression, Bipolar Disorder

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