Mark Madoff, one of Bernie Madoff's sons, hanged himself in his Manhattan apartment Saturday, two years to the day after his father was arrested in the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, according to the New York Times.
Madoff's body was discovered by his father-in-law around 7:30 a.m. Madoff's wife was out of town; his 2-year-old son was asleep in a nearby room, according to CNN.
Bernie Madoff was arrested two years ago to the date of his son's death for stealing $50 million from investors, shattering lives around the world, according to the New York Times. There had been speculation that Madoff's sons, including Mark, were susceptable to lawsuits from the victims of the Ponzi scheme.
A lawsuit filed on December 8 named Mark Madoff as one of the defendents, according to CNN.