NEW YORK -- Emily Segelstein, daughter of the president of NBC Television, shot and killed herself Thursday in the luxury apartment she shared with her boyfriend and her parents and left a suicide note citing a lovers' quarrel, police said.
Police said Miss Segelstein, 29, shot herself in the head with a .38-caliber revolver in the bedroom of her 16th floor-duplex just west of Central Park and died at a hospital about three hours later.
She was the daughter of Irwin Segelstein, who was hand-picked by NBC Chairman Fred Silverman to be the network's president and No. 2-ranking officer.
Found alongside her body was the bloodied revolver and a note indicating the suicide was the result of a lovers' quarrel with Daniel Burry, 40, who lived in the apartment with Miss Segelstein and her parents, police said.
Police refused to divulge specific details of the suicide note.
Burry, former head of security for the Red Apple supermarket chain who now works as a part-time security consultant for the firm, was in the apartment at the time of the shooting but in a different room, police said.
Detectives said they did not know the whereabouts of the NBC president and his wife at the time of the incident.
A man who answered the telephone at the residence said he was Segelstein's brother and that the network executive had no comment.
Miss Segelstein was rushed to St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital following the shooting, which occurred at 7:50 a.m., and died about three hours later.
The elder Segelstein, who also has a son, joined NBC in April 1976, the first executive chosen by Silverman after moved to the network from ABC.
He is in charge of the network's television research, entertainment, business affairs and stations divisions.