Bernie Madoff's Son Mark Dead Of Suicide On Two Year Anniversary Of Father's Arrest.

Sat, December 11, 2010 3:02pm EDT by 2 Comments

The son of the fallen banker is found hanged in his apartment in NYC.

Mark Madoff, the son of disgraced banker Bernie Madoff, was found hanged by a dog leash in his NYC apartment Dec. 10. The hanging occured on the two year anniversary of his father’s arrest for running a multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme that effected thousands, among them actors Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick.

Mark, 46, was found hanging from a ceiling pipe in the living room of his SoHo loft apartment as his 2-year-old son slept in a nearby bedroom, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

Mark reported his father to the authorities and had never been criminally charged in connection with the massive fraud. Mark’s mother Ruth is said to be “heartbroken” over the loss.