The Finance Minister, Hesse state Germany, Thomas Schaefer, has committed suicide.
State Premier, Volker Bouffier, made the announcement on Sunday.
He disclosed that Schaefer had become “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic crisis coronavirus had caused.
Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday.
The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide.