Nicole John, Daughter of US Ambassador, Dies in NYC

By Angela Wang
Angela Wang
Angela Wang
August 27, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

US ambassador to Thailand Eric John, speaks at the US embassy in Bangkok on May 8, 2008. John's Daughter Nicole died falling from a building in Manhattan, New York early morning on August 27.    (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images )
US ambassador to Thailand Eric John, speaks at the US embassy in Bangkok on May 8, 2008. John's Daughter Nicole died falling from a building in Manhattan, New York early morning on August 27. (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images )
Nicole John, 17, daughter of Eric G. John, the U.S. ambassador to Thailand died falling from a building in Manhattan, New York.

At 4:14 a.m. on Friday, John slipped from the top floor's ledge of a 25-story building, where a friend lives, according to the Associated Press.

Police believe that before the incident John and friends were drinking in the apartment and at a Manhattan club.

Ilan Nassimi, 25, who rents the apartment has been arrested on charges of unlawful dealing with a minor, according to AP.

John attended high school in Thailand and recently moved to New York City to attend Parsons The New School for Design.

Angela Wang