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Australian Diplomat Dies After Balcony Fall In NYC

A 30 year old Australian Diplomat has passed away after a tragic accident in New York. 

The man, identified by authorities as Julian Simpson, reportedly was partaking in 'drunken trust game' while on the rooftop of his apartment on the Lower East Side. 

A friend who was at the scene said that Simpson then slipped and fell and the friend was unable to catch him. 

The diplomat was said to be celebrating the Same Sex Marriage 'Yes Vote' with his wife and friends at the time of the accident. 

Simpson was treated at the scene by paramedics, however, he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police say there is no suggestion of foul play.

He was in New York as the second secretary to the United Nations for Australia in the US city. 

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