Mystery Surrounds Trump Tower Fire Victim Todd Brassner - Details

Mystery Surrounds Trump Tower Fire Victim Todd Brassner
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Apr. 8 2018, Updated 9:28 p.m. ET

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The man who died in the Trump Tower blaze this weekend had money problems, it has been revealed.

Art Dealer Todd Brassner, 67, died in the fire at his 50th floor apartment after it became engulfed in flames.

As authorities probe the cause of the fire it has emerged that Brassner had fallen on hard times recently, filing for bankruptcy back in 2015.

He was declared dead at Mt. Sinai-West Hospital after the blaze ripped through the building.

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Firefighters had found his body unconscious inside the apartment.

"The entire apartment was on fire," revealed FDNY Commissioner Dan Nigro.

Brassner had connections with famous New York artist Andy Warhol and was mentioned in 'The Andy Warhol Diaries'.

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He then sold a series of Warhol prints, including a 1967 portrait that sold for $601,000 in 2007. His collection included a 1978 Marilyn Monroe print by Warhol inscribed "to Todd."


A source revealed: "He liked fine dining and the best things in life and I think his expenses got ahead of him.".

The apartment destroyed in the blaze was worth $2.5 million while it has been reported there were no sprinklers on his floor.

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