September 7, 2003 by

Gregory L. Walker

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Gregory L. Walker, a top sports-photography executive at Getty Images, died on Aug. 31 of an apparent suicide. He was 37.
Walker went to work on Aug. 31, sent a few e-mails to friends and colleagues, called 911, waited for police to arrive then jumped off the fifth floor of the Getty Images office building in Santa Monica, Calif. He died a short time later.
Walker founded AllSport and turned it into the world’s largest sports photo media agency. He sold it to Getty Images in 1998 for $51.1 million and was hired as an executive vice president.
In his spare time, Walker served on the Los Angeles Triathalon Committee.

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