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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soundoff (19 Responses)

    i think it was the work of that serial killer the quaid's talked about.

    December 12, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. unknown

    Very strange that he would leave a 2 year old child unattended. I would check for any kind of a struggle such as broken items in his apartment, blood, worn or torn clothing.

    December 12, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. humm...

    Well the guy could have been depressed about taking flack over his daddy'sbad dealings or he was quietly taken "care of" by a smooth, but psycotic operator.Ruled a suicide so if it was foul play the deedster got away scott free.

    December 12, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. OJ find the real killers yet?

    Sad story. Heard on the news tonight that his 2 year old son could still be found liable in the lawsuit. Amazing. From what I heard this guy contacted his wife and lawyer via email and his messages pretty much had the undertone that he was going to off himself. It's sad. I wonder how Bernie now feels about what he did.

    December 13, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |

    Who gives a damn rats ass if Madoffs son killed his self. This country has serious problems, debt, ILLEGALLS, unemployment, ILLEGALLS, a governme.t thats about greed not about Americans, oh and did i mention ILLEGALLS. I read they are going to campaign for the free ride act known as the DREAM act, Who in the hell are they to campaign or protest anything !!! WE ARE BEING OVER RUN AND OUR SO CALLED GOVERNMENT IS LETTING IT HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THIER GREED AND CORPORATE GREED !!! WHY CANT AMERICANS FIND JOBS BECAUSE EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK THERE IS SOME ILLEGAL DOING THAT JOB!! AND WHO EVER SAID THEY ARE DOING JOBS AMERICANS DONT WANT WAS AN IDIOT !!! EVERYONE AND I MEAN EVERYONE NEEDS TO FLAT OUT WEAR OUT THE PHONES TO WASHINGTON TELLING THEM TO DEPORT NOT SUPPORT A FREE RIDE FOR ANY !!!! ILLEGAL !!! THEY ARE BREAKING THE LAW !! HENCE THE WORD I L L E G A L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 13, 2010 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Andreas Moser

    We should stop to view suicide as something negative:

    December 13, 2010 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. chickenboy

    Geez greg davis! take it down a notch and have some decency. I realize u got ur panties in a bunch with the ILLEGALL issue, but when u get that under control, show a bit of decency and respect. It will show that u just might have a shred of compassion.

    December 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Frank

    People of the United States,
    Last night I heard WABC Radio Talk Show Host Mancow call Madoff's death murder.He may be right,everytime I hear someone hung themselfs I tend to question it.Because it is a slow painful death if the neck does not immediately snap.
    Next.when the sensation of blacking out starts taking place.,unless you have your hands tied behind your back so you cannot struggle to try and save yourself you will struggle to free yourself.But, because the self preservation instinct will kick in if your hands are free to try and release yourself ,you will climb the rope to try and free yourself.Hopefully the police checked for rope type burns on his hands.

    December 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe, LA, CA

    A one-man suicide machine:
    Other Madoff-related suicides

    Dec. 17, 2008 — HSBC banker Christen Schnor, 49, hanged himself in a five-star hotel room in London a week after his company said $1 billion of the bank’s money was at risk because of Madoff’s scheme.


    Dec. 22, 2008 — French hedge-fund manager Thierry de la Villehuchet committed suicide in New York City after losing $1.5 billion to Madoff.


    Feb. 10, 2009 — Former military adviser William Foxton shot himself to death near his home in Southampton, England. He could not tolerate the shame of being in financial straits after losing his life savings to Madoff’s Ponzi plot.

    Read more:

    December 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kuuipo

    This first part is to the guy who calls himself gary davis "had enough"! sorry guy but the illegals aren't going anywhere no matter how much you fuss about them! and you must have lost your job to an immigrant because they can do it alot better then you! immigrants are the backbones to this country. where did you think arizona, california etc came from?! read your history you might get a better sense of who is illegal! now back to the comment at hand, feel sry 4 baby!

    December 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kuuipo

    This 1st prt is 4 the guy who calls himself gary davis "had enough"!!! sry guy but the illegals aren't going anywhere! & your just mad cause u probably lost your job to one of them cause they can do ur job better! immigrants are the backbone to this country so face it!

    December 13, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Frank

    Dear CNN,
    Since the World knows your Network is in Favor of illegal immigration and the problems it causes for the United States.
    I will make sure when my book is on the N.Y Times Best Seller
    List not to appear on any CNN programing to discuss it

    December 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Homer Simpson

    REALLY? kuuido? your dellusional pal, your here for your vote, period.

    December 13, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Homer Simpson

    thats the only reason the democrats want you here, can you think of anything you bring to the table that has not been mastered by u.s.? Picking lettuce does'nt count. You believe in santa too?

    December 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kim

    All these plots and mysteries where is wikileaks to expose the truth. Its sad sometimes you reap what you sow!

    December 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
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