Mark Madoff, the son of convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff, who is currently serving a 150-year prison sentence, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment early Saturday morning of an apparent suicide.
Madoff was found hanging from a ceiling pipe with a dog leash around his neck. His father-in-law discovered his body.
His two-year-old child was also allegedly asleep in a nearby bedroom at the time, unharmed.
It is unknown whether or not he left a suicide note, however prior to his death, Madoff emailed his wife in Florida with "words to the effect that someone should check on his son."
His death occurred on the second anniversary of his father's arrest.
Wow. So sad.
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