Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein dies by suicide - media reports

Jeffrey Epstein, the US financier facing federal sex trafficking charges, committed suicide on Friday night in his lower Manhattan jail cell, several US media outlets reported on Saturday.

The 66-year-old was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida.

Epstein, who denied the charges, was found on the floor of his cell last month with neck bruises.

He pleaded guilty in 2008 to prostitution-related charges involving underage girls.

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