A grieving relative of the Ernst & Young employee found dead in his Sydney office has shared a moving tribute to the woman whose death has left an “irreplaceable void” in the lives of her loved ones.
The body of the 33-year-old woman was found at the accounting giant’s head office around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday after she left work for drinks at the nearby Ivy Bar.
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A man believed to be a close relative of the woman has written a moving message of how “life turned upside down” when she died.
She shared a poem titled Gone Too Soon, seen by 7NEWS.com.au, captioned “tributes to my sister” in the days after her death.
“Shocked beyond words, it was not an age to go, life was ahead,” he wrote.
The man said his loved ones were “holding back our tears as we will miss you for years to come” and reflected on their “energy and passion” which was “of a different kind”.
“I remember your birth in our minds, try to revive the bond of love (and) respect every year,” he wrote.
The woman’s role and name have not been released at this time, but it was revealed that her husband was traveling from Singapore to Sydney at the time of her death.
He was informed of the tragedy upon his arrival in Australia, reports The Australian.
Ernst & Young CEO David Larocca said support was offered to her husband and said an internal review “comprising health and safety, security and social event” would be launched in response to the tragedy.
“We are deeply shocked and saddened,” he previously told 7NEWS.com.au.
“Our director of mental health will be part of an ongoing review and has been instrumental over the weekend in providing ongoing advice and guidance.”
The 33-year-old woman is believed to have returned to her workplace twice after leaving the work event and was at the George Street building just 20 minutes before her death.
The company confirmed that the woman left the office around 7:30 pm and returned after midnight.
Police told 7NEWS.com.au that officers were responding to a report of welfare concern and the circumstances were not being treated as suspicious.
Police determined the time his security card was used to gain access to a secure courtyard on the upper level of the building, The Australian reports, adding that the cause of death was likely the result of self-harm.
The newspaper says the role alcohol played in the woman’s death is being investigated, despite police noting security footage showed no obvious signs of intoxication.
A report is being prepared for the coroner.
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