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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis authorities are investigating the death of a man who apparently fell from the 16th floor at a downtown hotel.

St. Louis Fire Department spokesman Gregg Favre told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the man fell from the 16th floor at the Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel early Sunday.

Favre says the man, who was not identified, crashed through the atrium into the lobby and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is under investigation.

Statement from the Marriott St. Louis Grand:

"We can confirm we had an unfortunate incident involving the death of a guest overnight.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased.  As soon as we became aware of the situation we immediately contacted the local authorities, who responded right away.  As a matter of guest privacy we do not discuss the details of our guests or their stays with us."