Published On: Fri, Dec 4th, 2015

Former ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ film consultant found dead

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Barry Gesser, a real-life adviser to the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’, Jordan Belfort, was found dead in West Hollywood Wednesday, according to People.

The cause of death is unknown and currently under investigation.

TMZ, which first reported the news, says there were no signs of trauma or suicide. The site also reports that although he had a history of drug use, there was no paraphernalia or pills found at the scene.

Although Gesser didn’t have a character named after him in “Wolf on Wall Street, ” the former hedge-fund manager served as an advisor to Belfort in real life. He also served as a consultant to director Martin Scorsese and actor Jonah Hill in the 2013 film.

Gesser, 52, served three years’ probation from 1999 to 2002 for stock fraud.

“Wolf of Wall Street” starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, an infamous stockbroker involved in the “pump and dump” fraud scheme.

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