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Posted: December 03, 2015

Former 'Wolf of Wall Street' film consultant found dead


By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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Barry Gesser, a real-life adviser to the Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort, was found dead in West Hollywood Wednesday, according to People

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A Los Angeles Police Department source told People that the cause of death is unclear.

Although Gesser didn't have a character named after him in "Wolf on Wall Street," the former hedge-fund manager served as an advisor to Belfort in real life. He also served as a consultant to director Martin Scorsese and actor Jonah Hill in the 2013 film.

Gesser, 52, served three years' probation from 1999 to 2002 for stock fraud.

"Wolf of Wall Street" starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, an infamous stockbroker involved in the “pump and dump” fraud scheme.

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