The man who jumped to his death yesterday morning off Le Parker Meridien on West 56th Street was Brian Fiore. The 39-year-old was a former employee of Salomon Brothers, and used to be a member at the hotel's Gravity Fitness Center.

A neighbor of Fiore's (at a West 69th Street apartment building) told the Post that he lost his job several years ago and had been working in temporary positions since then. She said, "He didn't have money or food, so we'd give him what we could. It seemed he was spiraling down."

Fiore purchased a day pass to the fitness center yesterday, and when staff spotted him circling the outdoor pool on the 42nd floor, they told him to stay away from the edge... but he eventually jumped the railing and leaped to his death.

The hotel hasn't commented on the death, but players for the LA Angels have (the team has been staying at the hotel). Pitchers Jered Weaver and Matt Palmer witnessed the suicide, and Palmer said, "Weaver actually saw him splat. I felt kind of sick to my stomach... It's hard to see something like that and hard to take it."