Mark Madoff's death ruled a suicide
December 12th, 2010
11:09 PM ET

Mark Madoff's death ruled a suicide

The death of Mark Madoff, the son of convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff, was ruled a suicide by the New York City medical examiner's officer on Sunday, a day after the victim's body was discovered hanging from a ceiling pipe in his SoHo apartment.

Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, said the autopsy was completed around 1 p.m. Sunday. Borakove said medical examiners will conduct toxicology and tissue tests on the body. The result, she said, will not be made public unless Madoff's next of kin asks for the case file.

Madoff killed himself two years to the day after his father was arrested for swindling $50 billion from investors in the largest Ponzi-scheme in U.S. history.

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  1. pw

    It's sad that he committed suicide; you weep what you sow. I'm surprised that his father didn't commit suicide.

    December 13, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pw

    What a tragedy. You weep what you sow!

    December 13, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Angela

    What a legacy he left for his children.he went out in a blaze of cowardness plus his children are named in the lawsuit what a tragedy

    December 13, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Had Enough

    To kuulpo thanks for proving my point lol its people like you that say there always going to be here and sit on thier ass and do nothing is the reason this country is in the shape its in, Face It, and no illegal gor my job. First there to stupid and to damn nasty. Electricians dont go around crapping in hallways, coolers, work buckets, etc... Nothing but a bunch of nasty, filthy, drug dealing, thieves !!! But to make yourself feel better for laying down a taking it go ahead and justify it anyway you can. Does it feel good when you take it ?

    December 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
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