Moritz Erhardt, 21, was living in Bethnel Green, east London and was discovered dead in his flat on Thursday evening, according to the Daily Mail.
Interns keen to impress bosses and snag a top job at international banking organisations traditionally work long hours in order to impress and bag a job at the end of their paid stint of work experience.
A post on the web forum wallstreetoasis.com described Erhardt as the ‘intern at BAML who went home at 6am three days in a row.’ Erhardt was visiting London on a seven-week pre-grad program.
The Mail reported rumours the young intern had died as the result of a ‘fit or seizure’.
Erhardt was previously an exchange student at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, according to Bloomberg.
The Sun has claimed that Erhardt had been working ’21-hour days’ and staying awake with the help of caffeine drinks.
A statement from BAML (Bank of America Merrill Lynch) read: “We are deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Moritz Erhardt’s death.”
“He was popular amongst his peers and was a highly diligent intern at our company with a promising future.”
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