Madoff son found dead of apparent suicide
December 11th, 2010
01:12 PM ET

Madoff son found dead of apparent suicide

Mark Madoff, the son of convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff, apparently killed himself while his wife was out of town and his 2-year-old son was asleep in a nearby bedroom, New York police officials said Saturday.

Deputy New York Police Commissioner Paul Browne said Madoff's father-in-law discovered the body around 7:30 a.m. Saturday and his grandson sleeping in another room. Madoff was fully clothed and hanging from a ceiling pipe with a dog leash around his neck. The boy was unharmed.

Prior to his death, Madoff e-mailed his wife in Florida with "words to the effect that someone should check on his son," Browne said.

It is not known whether Madoff left a suicide note, he said.

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  1. Lisababy

    Im sorry for marks depth of sorrow, as was said by some others. However to commit such a selfish act with his child in the next room, i feel much more sorrow for the child.

    December 12, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Aryan

    and their families

    December 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joe

    What about Marks first wife and the two kids he had with her. Are they also being sued. And where is the funeral?

    December 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. meeee

    Who cares youre not going to the funeral

    December 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. diearyanfool

    Aryan, Yea, u kkk fools r so proud u wear pillow cases over your heads!! Wow, tough guy aren't u?? We r discussing loss of life and a 2 yr old without a father!! Go stick ur head in a pillow case or oven somewhere fool!!

    December 12, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
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