(Bloomberg) -- Martin Senn, former chief executive officer of Zurich Insurance Group AG, committed suicide, the company said in a statement Monday.

"We are profoundly shocked by the news of the sudden death," the company said.

The family informed Zurich Insurance that Senn had taken his life on Friday, according to the statement.

Senn, who was 59, was found in his holiday house in Klosters, Switzerland, Blick newspaper reported. The cantonal police of Grisons couldn’t confirm Senn’s death and said police was deployed on Friday in connection with Senn.

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