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Bernie Madoff's Son Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

12/11/2010 11:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Mark Madoff -- son of incarcerated former stock broker Bernie Madoff -- was found dead in his apartment in Manhattan early Saturday morning of an apparent suicide.

Mark Madoff Death -- Bernie Madoff Son
Madoff was found hanging in his SoHo apartment by his father-in-law. His 2-year-old child was also in the apartment at the time.

Mark Madoff, 46, was investigated -- along with his brother Andrew -- as part of his father's Ponzi scheme, but never faced any criminal charges.

An attorney for Mark Madoff released a statement saying, "This is a terrible and unnecessary tragedy. Mark was an innocent victim of his father's monstrous crime who succumbed to two years of unrelenting pressure from false accusations and innuendo."

Today marks the two-year anniversary of Bernie Madoff's arrest.

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happy2cme    

Suicide or murder????? How many people hated this guy too.....

1325 days ago
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sweetdee88    

selfish *******! killed himself with a two year old in the apartment; shows how this whole messed up family thinks

1325 days ago
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Danielle    

So he suicided and now he will never be convicted nor sentenced and unless they indict his wife there will be no retrieval of all the money he stole. Think Ken Lay, he was convicted but because he died before he was sentenced they could not retrieve any monies he stole from his widow. This man knew what he was doing when he did this, he suicided to make sure his family was set for life so the government could not touch his ill gotten gains.

1325 days ago
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Ron    

Hey NickSunset! What would Jesus (a well known JEW)say to YOU for spewing racist hate? Burn in HELL that's what!

1325 days ago
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Jim    

You know after they hung Mussolini they shot him a couple of times....I'm just sayin'.

1325 days ago
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thehoch    

With the holidays and new year approaching he need to hang in there.

1325 days ago
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Lemonade    

Old man 'Murdoff's' parents were con artists too. The deceased knew exactly what Bernie was up to and collude with him. That said, the 2 year old maybe now has a shot of growing up as a good citizen and not a criminal, taking into consideration he's from a long line of criminals. Then again, maybe not.

1325 days ago
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Trisha    

Most of you that call him selfish have obviously never been to that point of depression. That's very good that you haven't. It's pretty dumb to call him selfish for being depressed enough to no longer want to live. But this is TMZ, so I should expect those kind of comments instead of sympathy.

To those making jokes or saying they're glad he did it, you must be pretty miserable people. :/

1325 days ago
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porkchop    

#5 it took a real man to write that...yep, a real small man.....RIP to this young man and condolences to his Family. Nothing is worse then losing a child.

1325 days ago
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Jan    

The Sr. Madoff is a greedy pig...his son, a greedy piglet. He would not have killed himself if the boom was not about to fall on his head. Maybe he just couldn't live with the shame of his part in this modern day holocaust. Bernie must be thrilled.

1325 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

What a selfish b*stard coward, leaving his kid there while he suckered his way out of jail time. He did good by killing himself though. He just should have done it alone.

1325 days ago
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Craig    

Do all of you know something I don't about Mark Madoff's involvement in his father's wrong-doing? I'm not saying he wasn't involved - I'm saying I have no idea. I'm not privy to my father's business dealings, so it's not impossible to conceive that Mark was unaware as well. According to the NY Post, he's endured years of torment and accusations as a result of Bernie's behavior - if he was truly innocent, one can imagine the toll that would take. That said, I agree he should've gone somewhere else to kill himself and not done it anywhere near the vicinity of his child. Just shows you what a desperate mental state he was in.

1325 days ago
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dd    

I hope the child didn't see this...Sins of the Father...I hope u can rest now, now Bernie might take that stupid smirk off of his face when he sees all of the collateral damage he caused.

1325 days ago
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dd    

I thought the sons were the ones that turned Dad in, am I wrong?

1325 days ago
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SugarBear    

Some of you obviously cannot read, I was Bernie's son who committed suicide not Bernie himself, and the man did it when his two-year-old son was in the house. It's a tragic thing to happen no matter what his father did. Every little thing you do has a way of coming back to you, you can never know the far reaching consequences of one evil act. Start being nicer people, the world is head for some really bad ish karmically speaking, and we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg. Please believe that the world needs all the positivity it can get. Don't waste your days being a ****.

1325 days ago
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