Andrew Madoff Dies of Cancer in NYC

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amAndrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, his lawyer said.

Andrew Madoff and his brother, Mark, both worked on a trading desk at Bernie Madoff’s firm, a side of the business that wasn’t directly involved in their father’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

Bernard Madoff was arrested in December 2008. Almost exactly two years later, Mark Madoff hanged himself by a dog leash on a metal ceiling beam in his Manhattan loft apartment, as his 2-year-old son slept in another room.

“One way to think of this is the scandal and everything that happened killed my brother very quickly,” Andrew Madoff told People magazine last year. “And it’s killing me slowly.”

Andrew Madoff, 48, died at a New York City hospital from mantle cell lymphoma, his attorney Martin Flumenbaum said Wednesday.

He was first diagnosed with the rare form of cancer in 2003 but went into remission. He blamed the relapse on the stress of living with his father’s scam. The disease returned in October 2012, and he told People magazine that he felt “blindsided.”

Andrew Madoff had served as the chairman of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s board of directors until his father’s scheme was revealed.

Funeral arrangements will be private.

(AP)

4 COMMENTS

  1. Please post Shiva Details on your Nichum Aveilem site, so that we can offer some solace to his mother.

    No-one left to recite Kaddish for Bernie Madoff after his 150 years in jail.

  2. In response to 147 I think it is tragedy what has happened to his sons and his family and that you want to offer solace. I don’t know if your comment about Kaddish was suppose to be humorous or not but many people do not have someone to say Kaddish for a parent. If there is no son, son-in-law etc. Paying someone to say it is what is generally done.

  3. In response to 147 I think it is tragedy what has happened to his sons and his family and it is good that you want to offer solace. I don’t know if your comment about Kaddish was suppose to be humorous or not but many people do not have someone to say Kaddish for a parent. If there is no son, son-in-law etc. Paying someone to say it is what is generally done.