Madonna Badger, a famous New York City advertising executive, lost her three children and her parents when her waterfront mansion went up in flames yesterday.
Badger, who created the iconic Mark Wahlberg underwear ads for Calvin Klein, among other notable campaigns, and her friend Michael Borcina escaped the blaze.
Badger bought the Stamford, Conn., waterfront estate last year for $1.7 million. Borcina's construction company was renovating the home. Now it looks like this:
Stamford Police Sgt. Paul Guzda said Badger's three daughters, seven-year-old twins and a 10-year-old, all died in the fire. Badger's visiting parents also died.
Police officers said they notified Badger's estranged husband, Matthew Badger, of the tragedy and drove him to the scene from his apartment in Manhattan.
The two split three years ago and are in the process of getting divorced.