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Penn Club employees found the man on Wednesday after he had not checked out. | Courtesy of Arch22/Wikimedia Commons

A 69-year-old man was found dead on Wednesday at the Penn Club of New York in Midtown, Manhattan, according to a spokesperson from the office of the New York Police Department’s deputy commissioner for public information. The death is an apparent suicide, the New York Post reported.

The man was found in the club at 2:15 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the NYPD public information office spokesperson. His name has not yet been publicly released, and it has not been confirmed whether the man is affiliated with the University.

Penn Club employees entered the guest room in which he was staying after he did not check out, according to the Post. Upon entering, they discovered his body, the Post reported.

The Penn Club, located on West 44th Street between 5th and 6th avenues, contains dining rooms, guest rooms and spaces for events. It is a “private social club for alumni, staff, faculty and students over age 21 of The University of Pennsylvania and its affiliates,” according to its website.

A representative from the Penn Club was unavailable for comment at the time of publication.

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