A newlywed Vice president of BP hanged himself at his $2.5 million dwelling simply days after he was laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, a coroner heard on Wednesday.
Nick Spencer, 61, was reportedly anxious about how he was going to preserve his luxurious dwelling in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire after dropping his large job.
Having been informed of the life-changing redundancy due to the coronavirus pandemic, he turned depressed and anxious about his funds, a coroner was informed.
In a press release learn to the inquest, his spouse Eve mentioned: “Since he was made redundant, he had been depressed.
“He had been in search of a brand new job and I felt he appeared optimistic however there was an oil disaster due to Covid-19 and he was anxious about re-mortgaging the home and the funds.
“In the interval main up to his demise, he appeared a bit extra down and it was the twelfth anniversary of a household bereavement.
“At 6.40am on April 7 he got up. He was normally an early riser and I went back to sleep. I later went into the study and saw the letters he had written. I opened the one addressed to me and called the police, I was very worried.”
A police officer discovered Spencer hanged from a roof rafter within the dwelling’s double storage, in accordance to the report.
Pathologist Dr Steven Corrigan confirmed the reason for demise as hanging after a ligature of hemp rope was found.
In 1998, British Petroleum merged with Amoco, changing into BP Amoco plc, and bought ARCO and Burmah Castrol in 2000, changing into BP plc in 2001.
Spencer joined BP in October 2009. He was chosen as Vice President of the oil big in November 2014, the place he led 7,500 staff with a gross margin of US$6 billion (£4.6 billion).