- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday at age 48.

Mr. Madoff, who with his brother ended their father’s infamous Ponzi scheme by turning him in, died at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, attorney Martin Flumenbaum told CNBC.

Andrew Madoff has lost his courageous battle against mantle cell lymphoma,” Flumenbaum said in a statement later. “He died peacefully … surrounded by his loving family.”

Bernie Madoff was arrested in December 2008 and is now serving a 150-year prison term for defrauding hundreds of investors of billions of dollars.

Both Madoff sons denied knowing about the fraud and were never criminally charged, CNBC reported.

Older son Mark Madoff hanged himself in 2010 on the second anniversary of his father’s arrest. Bernard Madoff did not attend his son’s funeral.

Andrew Madoff was first diagnosed with lymphoma in 2003 but went into remission. He told People magazine last year that he would “never forgive” his father for his crimes and blamed a recurrence of his cancer on the stress caused by his father’s conviction, CNBC reported.

“One way to think of this is the scandal and everything that happened killed my brother very quickly,” Mr. Madoff said. “And it’s killing me slowly.”

The Federal Bureau of Prisons would not discuss Mr. Madoff’s death, but spokesman Chris Burke said, “The institution’s chaplain typically notifies an inmate of a family death or emergency, if the family requests we do so,” CNBC reported.

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