Ex-Gov. Corzine's son has died - My9 New Jersey

Ex-Gov. Corzine's son has died

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's son has died. Jeffrey Corzine was 31.

"Mr. Corzine is obviously devastated by this tragic loss," said Steven Goldberg, a spokesman for the ex-governor. "We ask that all respect his family's privacy during this very difficult time."

Goldberg did not elaborate on how, when, or why the younger Corzine died. He was the youngest of three children Corzine had with ex-wife Joanne Corzine.

"My thoughts and prayers are with Governor Corzine, Joanne and the entire Corzine family on the tragic loss of Jeffrey," Gov. Chris Christie said in a statement. " They are both devoted parents and the loss they have suffered is unthinkable. Mary Pat and I send our personal condolences and condolences on behalf of all the people of New Jersey to the Corzine family during these very sad times."

Christie, a Republican, unseated Corzine in the 2009 election.

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., who replaced Corzine in the Senate, issued a statement of condolences.

"The pain and sorrow one suffers losing a child is unthinkable," Menendez said in the statement. "I have always known them to be devoted and doting parents. My thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time."

Jeffrey Corzine worked as a drug counselor in California, the New York Post reported, citing friends.

Jon Corzine was a Wall Street executive before serving in the U.S. Senate and then as governor. After losing the 2009 election, he returned to finance as CEO of MF Global, which collapsed in 2011.

  • New Jersey NewsNew Jersey NewsMore>>

  • Revel closing, but property fight goes on

    Revel closing, but property fight goes on

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:34:07 GMT
    A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the shadow of the failed casino was his father's livelihood. He says he is attached to the home, even though his mother was killed there in 1998.
    A casino piano tuner in Atlantic City is fighting the state's attempt to seize his late parents' house as part of a redevelopment project connected to the closing Revel Hotel Casino. Charlie Birnbaum says the house in the shadow of the failed casino was his father's livelihood. He says he is attached to the home, even though his mother was killed there in 1998.
  • Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Missing NJ man found dead in Israeli forest

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:33:49 GMT
    The body of a missing New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week has been found. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., had been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest and the two became separated, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
    The body of a missing New Jersey religious student who disappeared during a hike in a forest outside Jerusalem last week has been found. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., had been missing since Friday, when he went on a hike with a friend in the Jerusalem Forest and the two became separated, said police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
  • Bergen County sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

    Bergen County sheriff delays deployment of military vehicles

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:22:51 GMT
    A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he is taking the action after the U.S. attorney general and state attorney general decided to review the program in the wake of police response to civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
    A northern New Jersey sheriff has delayed deployment of armored vehicles that are being acquired through a federal military surplus program. In a statement, Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino announced Thursday he is taking the action after the U.S. attorney general and state attorney general decided to review the program in the wake of police response to civil unrest that followed a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices