Jeffrey Epstein 'found dead in cell'

According to a report made by ABC News, the wealthy US financier Jeffrey Epstein has died by suicide in prison.

A tweet from ABC foreign affairs reporter Julia Macfarlane reads;

"Breaking: Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide overnight at MCC Manhattan, the federal lockup where he had been held pending trial on federal sex trafficking charges, three law enforcement officials told @ABCNews. Via @AaronKatersky"

Epstein had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. The BBC reports that his body was found at 07:30 local time at the jail in New York.