Police investigate death on Red Sox owner’s yachtPosted on
A crewmember on a yacht belonging to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry apparently committed suicide on board Monday while the vessel was docked in Boston, the team said.
The club said in a statement that fellow crewmembers were the only other people on board Iroquois, which was at Rowes Wharf near the financial district.
“Earlier today, a crewmember on the vessel M/Y Iroquois apparently took his life aboard the vessel docked at 30 Rowes Wharf,” the Red Sox said in a statement. “Mr. Henry and the members of the Boston Red Sox are saddened by the news and send deepest condolences to his family.”
The man was 28 to 30 years old, police told the Associated Press. When firefighters and police arrived at the yacht, they found him in cardiac arrest and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. It wasn’t clear who called authorities and police did not release the man’s name. The manner of death also was not released.
Forbes magazine reported in 2011 that Henry had listed the 164-foot yacht for sale for $28 million. He married his second wife aboard the vessel before hosting the reception at Fenway Park, the magazine reported.
The listing on Moran Yacht & Ship said the yacht, built by Dutch builder Feadship in 1998, is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512E-DI-TA diesel engines, has five cabins and accommodations for as many as 10 guests.
Henry, the team’s principal owner, has owned the Red Sox with two major partners since 2002 and is a former owner of the Florida Marlins. He is chairman of John W. Henry & Co., a hedge fund he founded in 1981.
Henry, 63, purchased the Red Sox in 2002 as part of a multi-franchise sale that put the Marlins in the hands of Jeffrey Loria, according to CBS Boston.
The team has won two World Series during his tenure, the first in 2004 after an 84-year title drought.
— Compiled by Reagan Haynes