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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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76.

p$tex    

thanks dad.

1329 days ago
77.

Mel    

How is this entertainment news???

1329 days ago
78.

South Beach    

Kills himself with his 2 year old child in the apartment. Self centered a**hole, apple didn't fall far from the tree there.

1329 days ago
79.

cryan    

So the idiot decides to hang himself and leave his 2 year old behind? What a piece of ****e.

1329 days ago
80.

ralph    

Market losses caused Madoff to lose control of the scam, not his children.

A while back I was talking with a few people about running an investment fund. My belief was to put a lof of emphasis on marketing and play it conservative. If you make gains, people stay put and you reinforce that loyalty with good advertising. If you lose, then because you've played it conservatively, the entire industry will be playing defense against the investers, and you won't be alone.

Then someone pointed out the Madoff fund -- a huge fund that always returned more even though the rules of diversification would prohibit such a return/risk profile. Anyone who could earn those returns in spite of the market could not be managing such a large fund responsibly. Of course, as it turned out, Madoff was not earning anything.

And my strategy could not win against ponzi schemes.

1329 days ago
81.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    

BTW guys Daddy died a few years back before serving his "life in prison" punishment
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um, no he is still very much alive

1329 days ago
82.

joe    

#15 right ON!!!!!!!!!! IF PEOPLE ONLY KNEW HOW HE LIVED HIS LIFE WITH STOLEN MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!

1329 days ago
83.

Glenda in Texas    

Are they going to investigate to make sure this was a suicide? I hope so.

1329 days ago
84.

richard rinker    

*****

1329 days ago
85.

Morals Please    

People get over it..... This was 2 years ago and people are still wrapped up in it. Someone died and some of you sick pricks think it's funny to see a kid lose a father. You are truly pathetic to say the least. Sad thing is that Madoff can be forgiven and will go to Heaven. You people who just keep spewing hatred will not even get in the gate haha....
GET OVER IT PEOPLE IT WAS JUST MONEY.....!!!!!!!!
Sick and tired of hearing about it. GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ!!! Theres only so much whining you can stand.

1329 days ago
86.

Rico Suavy    

It never fails to amaze me what misery greed can cause. No amount of money in the world can bye respect or restore your reputation. when we are on our death bed that's all you have left.

1329 days ago
87.

Alexa    

If he was "innocent"and a good guy, he would have done the right thing and handed over his own money to pay back the money his father stole. He would have been a hero...but NO! Wouldn't want to do the right thing. So GOOD RIDDANCE to him! Too bad he didn't take his mother and the rest of the crooks with him.

1329 days ago
88.

Alexa    

Morals please #91
Cut the cr*p! We're not the ones who left the kid in the apartment when he killed himself!
And..."It's been two years and people are still wrapped up in it"? Are you insane??? Too bad it wasn't your money they stole. You'd be the biggest whiner going!

1329 days ago
89.

eastcoastelliott    

hanging by a dog leash ! how appropriate ! maybe somebody in the jail system will get the big dog next for a carton of cigarettes

1329 days ago
90.

Nicole    

This was a professional hit.

1329 days ago
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