Alan Krueger, an Ivy League economics professor and chief adviser to two presidents, died over the weekend after committing suicide.

Krueger was 58. (New York Daily News)

“It is with tremendous sadness we share that Professor Alan B. Krueger, beloved husband, father, son, brother, and Princeton professor of economics took his own life over the weekend,” a statement from his family reads. “The family requests the time and space to grieve and remember him. In lieu of flowers, we encourage those wishing to honor Alan to make a contribution to the charity of their choice.”

His passing was initially announced Monday by Princeton, which praised him as “a true leader in his field, known and admired for both his research and teaching.”

Krueger was chief economist at the Department of Labor under President Clinton from 1994 to 1995, and chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama from 2011 to 2013.

“A valued member of the Princeton University community for over three decades, Alan will be deeply missed by his students and colleagues,” the statement from Princeton reads. “The University asks that the privacy of the Krueger family be respected at this difficult time.”

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