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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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91.

The Love Sponge    

I know for a fact that Bernie Madoff is getting his ass beat in prison on a regular basis. This should add a little more misery to his life in the big house. He doesn't care about anybody and nobody gives a s**t about him.

1361 days ago
92.

t jam     

GUESS IT PROVES THE WORLD IS ROUND ,,A GUILTY CONSCIOUS ??
FATHER IN JAIL,,, SON TO BE SOON MAYBE ,,WIFE NEXT ?? THEY ARE ALL RATS

1361 days ago
93.

Sad sad    

Wow that's tragic.

1361 days ago
94.

JD    

Have to wonder if he really did himself off, or someone helped him?? My heart aches for the child, I wonder if Bernie has any comment now?

1361 days ago
95.

pamurchu    

Sorry to hear of the suicide. No matter what, a life has been lost. Hope that Daddy Bernie feels some pain, however. Up until now, do not think he has had much sympathy for his victims. And Hope that the little boy is all right in the long run. Not his fault he has the DNA of a Grandfather with no conscience...

1361 days ago
96.

bring back recent posts    

Madoff was despicable for what he did, however, I can't help think about all the wealthy people who weren't happy just lettin all their millions make interest and gains the good old fashioned way, and looked to make more for themselves, u'd think they would go by good old fashioned commen sense, if it sounds too good to be true, it must not be, well..they all have learned now. SAD for all who lost, greed is a terrible thing.

1361 days ago
97.

TMZ addict    

RE: Morals Please

You sound like an ignorant 12th grader. How could you have the audacity to say it is just money? Maybe for you it is just money because wasn't YOUR money that that you worked for all you life that he stole!

Do you have an idea how many people committed suicide because Madoff completely ruined their life and stole their life savings and left with them with NOTHING.

I'm surprised Madoff is still alive for what he did and I hope that when he dies he rots in hell for what he did to all those people!

1361 days ago
98.

SSinOC    

Suicided. Today's headline: Madoff trustee sues accountants for $900 million. Coincidence? There's motive in there somewhere to have this guy off'd. The guy should have disappeared if he wanted to stay alive.

1361 days ago
99.

Tony Hallson    

Hey Bernie - Reap baby, reap...was it worth it?

1361 days ago
100.

Oh no!    

I bet the dog did it after he found out he had been scammed out of all his Milkbones.

1361 days ago
101.

Jessica7577    

What a selfish LOSER to do that ESPECIALLY with your 2 year old PRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1361 days ago
102.

Doug    

Is the price of your crimes getting a little high Bernie? Your guilt and anguish here on earth is but a prelude to your eternal life in HELL after judgment day, may you sorry BAS***D burn in hell

1361 days ago
103.

tylarone    

Child in the apartment?? Selfish coward!

1361 days ago
104.

Treasure    

you idiots who are talking about Karma seem to not realize that Bernie Madoff said in an interview last year that he "didn't give a ****" about his sons. It's only karma if you care about what happens. He's a sociopath. Also, this son who hung himself is also the one who turned Bernie Maddoff in to authorities (the reason he's sitting in jail) so I highly doubt he's weeping over his son's death. Don't you people know anything about criminals without a conscience? Damn.

1361 days ago
105.

Ann    

Earlier this week, Mark and his brother Andrew were sued by the trustee handling Bernie's victims' claims. [NYP]

1361 days ago
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