Bernie Madoff ‘Went Into a Self-Imposed Exile’ After News of His Son’s Suicide

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A "distraught" Bernie Madoff "looked like someone had shot him" after he heard the news that his son Mark had committed suicide last Saturday, a very recent inmate at Madoff's prison has already told the Post. Madoff was sobbing and went into "a self-imposed exile for two days," the inmate said. The Ponzi schemer has friends in prison — "the guys he walks along an outside track with and plays boccie with" — who offered sympathy. Ruth has reportedly not visited Bernie since hearing the news, which Bernie believes is "because of [her] fears that the media is at the prison." [NYP]