Bernie Madoff, Wife Ruth Attempted Suicide Before Ponzi Scheme Revealed

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Bernie Madoff and his wife Ruth decided to kill themselves rather than face reality after his multi-billion Ponzi scheme was made public, according to reports.

They attempted suicide together the Christmas Eve after Bernie was exposed.

The revelation comes in a new CBS News interview with Ruth Madoff, the only interview she has given about her shady husband’s infamous crimes.

“I don’t know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because it was just so horrendous,” Ruth Madoff tells 60 Minutes. “We had terrible phone calls. Hate mail, just beyond anything and I said, 'I just can’t go on anymore.’”

The Madoffs attempted to overdose on pills: Ambien and possibly Klonopin.

“I took what we had, he took more. That added to the depression. We took pills and woke up the next day. It was very impulsive and I am glad we woke up.”

One of their sons followed through on it. The 60 Minutes piece also includes an interview with surviving son Andrew Madoff, but Mark Madoff hanged himself in his Manhattan apartment on December 11, 2010, while his 2-year-old son slept.

Stephanie Mack, Mark Madoff's widow, wrote a book herself - The End of Normal: A Wife's Anguish, A Widow's New Life. Mack said her late husband previously attempted suicide by swallowing 60 anti-anxiety and sleeping pills.

Bernie Madoff is serving a 150-year prison term in North Carolina.

Portions of the interview will aired Wednesday on the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and will be seen in its entirety on 60 Minutes this Sunday.


Yeah, right they tried to commit suicide! People that really want to end their lives DON'T wake up!! I don't believe her any more than I believe her lying ass husband! Why should anyone have sympathy for her when they didn't have any sympathy for the people they screwed! She totally knew about it! The jewelry she sent to her son had nothing to do with the "suicide" and leaving him something from her. Bitch was just trying to hide it! What goes around comes around!


Im glad they didnt die. That would be too easy. Sufffer small ruth and by small i mean your not important and i will not watch anything you have to say. You disgusting piece of SHIT!!


Bernie and Ruth Madoff are nothing but EMBEZZLING DOUCHEBAGS!!! Also, we all pretty much know that Bernie and Ruth themselves came up with the idea to kill themselves TOGETHER!!! Look, there are 3 (certain) things that I am ZERO-TOLERANCE about...cowards, lousy liars and thieves!!! And, as far as I'm concerned, The Madoffs REEK OF ALL 3!!!!! Furthermore, it's beyond obvious that Bernie's gonna die in prison, anyway. AND HE SHOULD!!! Furthermore, Ruth ALSO should have gotten a prison sentence. But, for being an accessory or something. However, if she wasn't an accessory, she should have gone to the police. But, obviously, she didn't go to the police. The Bottom Line for me: May The Madoffs (ESPECIALLY BERNIE!!!!!) one day BURN IN HELL!!!!!


I don't believe her! Her husband says "he contemplated suicide". Just because they thought about it doesn't make it happen. I have no sympathy for her. She needs to go and get a job washing dishes in a burger joint and live with her son. They deserve each other.


It amazing how they made-off with other people's money, but will live to tell the story of how they were Not able to complete their suicide mission. Of course, I believe that they (both) tried to commit suicide just as much as I believe that fish don't swim!!
It is indeed a sad ending for their son Mark who could No longer tough out the humiliation that his parents had left at the door step of his life (by association). I hope that his wife Stephanie will find much Needed peace in writing about this chapter of her life!!




How sofas you can still 1,000,000,000 dollars but you can't take it off pills