Former Stockbroker for A-list Movie Stars Found Dead in New York Apartment

A former stockbroker to the stars, said to have given inspiration to Leonardo DiCaprio for his performance in The Wolf Of Wall Street, has been found dead at 53.

Dana Giacchetto, who became famous in the 1990s for providing financial services to a string of celebrities, was discovered face up in his bed on Sunday, foaming at the mouth, according to the New York Daily News.

He was regularly photographed with the likes of DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon at the height of his success.

But, after he was investigated for stealing millions from others in order to prop up the portfolios of some of his famous friends, he was taken to court.

He received a four-and-a-half-year jail sentence in 2001 after pleading guilty to fraud involving $9m of his clients’ money.

In 2014, he was charged again with fraud for using someone else’s credit card to buy alcohol, a plane ticket and food, according to court filings.