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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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maureen    

I'm wondering if this will finally cause some remorse in Bernie. I think it is a lesson to be learned; our actions not only affect us, but have far-reaching consequences that affect our families and loved ones.

1411 days ago
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carol    

I don't feel sorry for any of them in that family. They all benefitted from Bernie's evil. Maybe this guy couldn't live with the thought anymore Bernie's wife deserves to be next

1411 days ago
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Rhonda    

Please take Nick Sunset's post off. It is offensive beyond belief.

1411 days ago
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bka62223    

We lost a friend in the same manner. Trust me, she was a very loving, gentle person. Her children were also involved, as they found her. When a person gets to the point that they're moving towards suicide, they're obviously not thinking in a rational manner and so they're clearly not concerned with how their actions will affect others.

Perhaps he was personally aware of, and directly involved in, his father's thoughtless criminality, maybe not. I'm sure none of you know. I'll admit he should have at least been suspicious and taken it upon himself to look into his fathers activity. Still... You shouldn't be so judgemental. If he wasn't directly involved, it's a terrible thing that he was driven to this. If that is the case, perhaps some of you should consider that it may have been overpowering shame & grief that drove him to end his life.

One thing for sure... Daddy Warbucks should certainly fully understand the terrible impact his actions had on others now. In that sense Bernie had it coming to him. He, for sure, is worthless s*** and I'm sure that he'll rot in hell. Losing his son, because of his actions, will have been a cakewalk compared to what's in store for Bernie....

1411 days ago
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Rhonda    

Hope dad is REAL proud of what he's done to his family and others!

1411 days ago
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kp    

Hope this could be a life lesson, greed comes in all kinds of ways to hurt the people you love. Is the big pay day worth your son's life. So sad what money can do.

1411 days ago
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SugarBear    

@Trisha Well said, the world is full of miserable people and they all hang out RIGHT HERE. Start being nicer people, life's to short to be an arserag.

1411 days ago
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medicchick    

There was no proof that I've heard of that allowed his charges to stick, maybe he knew maybe he didn't. That said, I don't think any man would off themselves with their children present....perhaps it was a cover up? Be serious, he had lots of enemies and it's very possible someone killed him and made it look like a suicide? Just sayin.

1411 days ago
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Jack    

happy holiday's Bernie. You don't give a sh*t about your victims but maybe now you will.

1411 days ago
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Jim in Cali    

He committed suicide while he was watching his 2 year old? Wow. Just unbelievable.

1411 days ago
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Sigh    

Nicksunset you're an idiot!

1411 days ago
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Dsparil    

So this guy just, out of the blue, kills himself? Why do I get the feeling this idiot was killed as a warning to dad.

1411 days ago
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angela davis    

What kind of example of life or mental state of mind was he in to do this. This is so sad and so many unanswered questions. Now Mr. Madoff in all of your hiden secrets.lying stealing never thought it would lead to some one killing them selves in your family. So I no now to day if you ever cared for your child you would have never envolved him in your love of greed and money. So what kind of father were you to me I personally feel a very mis leading one. Children look up to adults adults are the ones who let children down by misleading them in the wrong direction.This is really some f---ed up s--t. Now the wife the mother has to deal with this I hope WALL STREET INVESTORS AND BANKERS LEARN ALL MONEY AIN'T GOOD MONEY. AND IF GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AND ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD. THEN WHO DO YOU REALLY KNOW? BECAUSE THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS TO ME.

1411 days ago
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why    

this drives me nuts -- dumb ass, non spiritual people talking about Karma--Karma only comes into play for acts committed in a prior life not for **** you do in your current one -- that being said, his suicide has nothing to do with what he or his father have done in their current states of being. Any way, white people are the least spiritual on the planet so I don't think any religious concepts apply here

1411 days ago
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Nancy    

Said Jesus to the accusers of the adultress... "He who is without sin cast the first stone."

1411 days ago
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