Man, 75, who jumped to his death viewing Hollywood apartment had terminal illness

The prospective buyer who was touring a multi-million dollar Hollywood apartment before jumping to his death had recently been diagnosed with a terminal illness. 

The man, identified as Paul Robbins, 75, by DailyMail.com, died last Monday after leaving a suicide note for his twin sons. 

Page Six had reported that an unidentified individual was viewing an apartment on the 27th floor of the luxurious Sierra Towers, an opulent and high-end residential building that’s home to some of Hollywood’s brightest stars, when he jumped.

The realtor is said to have spent more than five minutes trying to stop Robbins from jumping. Detective Steve Blagg told Too Fab: ‘He was very matter of fact. He wasn’t battling, he never yelled “Don’t come close”. He just said he’d made his mind up.’

Robbins, a retired City of Long Beach worker, had divorced his wife in 2007 and went to live on his own in a small apartment where neighbors told DailyMail.com he was ‘lonely and kept to himself’. Detective Blagg said he indicated that he did not want to become incapacitated shortly before jumping to his death.

Famous residents at the apartment building included Sidney Poitier, Lindsay Lohan, Elton John, Sandra Bullock, Britney Spears, Cher and Joan Collins. Stars like Adam Sandler, Lily Collins and Kelly Osbourne are among current residents. 

Detective Blagg said it is not known why Robbins picked the building, adding: ‘He’s the only one that could have told us and he didn’t.’ 

Paul Robbins, 75, jumped from a top floor of the Sierra Towers in Hollywood, California

Paul Robbins, 75, jumped from a top floor of the Sierra Towers in Hollywood, California

 Paul Robbins, 75, jumped from a top floor of the Sierra Towers in Hollywood, California

The Los Angeles County Sherrif's Office (pictured) confirmed that deputies responded to an incident regarding an individual falling from Sierra Towers

The Los Angeles County Sherrif's Office (pictured) confirmed that deputies responded to an incident regarding an individual falling from Sierra Towers

The Los Angeles County Sherrif’s Office (pictured) confirmed that deputies responded to an incident regarding an individual falling from Sierra Towers

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office told DailyMail.com that deputies dispatched to the scene at 2.47pm.  

Sources told Page Six that at least one of the building’s notable residents witnessed the body on the ground. The incident has reportedly become a source of conversation for neighbors.   

The sale was reportedly handled by Hilton & Hyland, which was co-founded by Rick Hilton, the father of Paris Hilton.  

PIctured: a map shows

PIctured: a map shows

A map of the Sierra Towers area shows how close it is the Beverly Hills, the infamous Playboy Mansion and the Los Angeles Country Club

An investigation into the incident is ongoing. DailyMail.com has reached out to Hilton & Hyland for comment.

Management and security personnel for Sierra Towers said they had ‘no information’ and would not discuss details of the incident. 

Sierra Towers, built in 1965 for $12million, has emerged as a top luxury residence known for its gorgeous views and million dollar listings.

PIctured: Adam Sandler

PIctured: Adam Sandler

Pictured: Kelly Osbourne

Pictured: Kelly Osbourne

Celebrities with residences in Sierra Towers include Adam Sandler (left) and Kelly Osbourne (right)  

‘There is no other residential building in Los Angeles that has housed such a diverse and large group of notables,’ Hollywood Reporter wrote in 2011.

‘You have to be in full makeup at all times when you get in the elevator  – you never know who you are going to run into,’ Nikki Haskell, a talk-show host and resident, said.

Just two months ago, actress Courtney Cox sold her Sierra Towers condo for $2.9million. She bought the residence in 2015 for $2.5million.

Property listings on Hilton & Hyland for Sierra Towers apartments peaked at $6.5million for a two bedroom, one bathroom unit in 2,300 sqft, per their website on Monday.  

In that 24th floor listing, residents can find a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, a private terrace overlooking the Los Angeles skyline, a spacious walk-in closet and a spa-like bathroom.

The lowest current listing with the realtor was $11,950 for a two bedroom, two bathroom unit that is 1,672 sqft. Specific amenities for that listing were not disclosed.

If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or know somebody who is, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline on 800-273-8255. 

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