A 61-year-old man named Peter Frame jumped off of 145 West 75th Street on Thursday morning around 10:15 a.m., according to NYPD and a neighbor.
The neighbor said Frame lived in the building. Frame was an accomplished dancer with New York City Ballet for many years and taught at the School of American Ballet.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Frame. As a principal dancer with the Company and then as faculty at the School of American Ballet, he spent more than forty years within the NYCB community and was beloved by many.
— New York City Ballet (@nycballet) August 30, 2018
Alastair Macauley, chief dance critic of The New York Times, wrote that Frame was “said to have recently been in good spirits.” Macauley noted, however, that dance legend Paul Taylor’s death was announced on Thursday morning.
1.Amid the grimmest week for New York dance I can remember, there comes the news that Peter Frame, former principal dancer of New York City Ballet and head of weight training at School of American Ballet, has committed suicide. He is said to have been recently in good spirits. pic.twitter.com/IjWoWSTzZj
— Alastair Macaulay (@AMacaulayNYT) August 30, 2018
Frame left behind a note, according to Capt. Timothy Malin of NYPD.
If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).