Goldman legend dies at 85, 44-year-old banker suffers fatal heart attack


Sad to report.

James S. Marcus, a retired Goldman Sachs partner who drew on his childhood love of Wagner to become chairman of New York’s Metropolitan Opera, has died. He was 85.

Bloomberg News reports that he died on July 5 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, his nephew, David L. Marcus, said in a telephone interview. He had congestive heart failure.

Marcus joined Goldman Sachs as an associate in 1956 and was named a general partner in the investment banking division in 1964, Michael DuVally, a spokesman for the New York-based firm, said in a telephone interview. Marcus had responsibility for major U.S. and Latin American clients. He retired and became a limited partner in 1982.

In the meantime, Bloomberg also reports Jonathan Brook, a director of institutional credit sales at Janney Montgomery Scott who specialized in fixed-income trading during almost two decades on Wall Street, has died. He was 44.

He died on July 3 in Rye, New York, where he lived. The cause was a heart attack that occurred while he was driving home, his wife, Nicole Hazard, said in a telephone interview.

James Marcus, Ex-Goldman Partner Who Led Opera Board, Dies at 85

Jonathan Brook, Janney Montgomery Debt Director, Dies at 44

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