Ex-Gov. Corzine's son has died - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

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>>

  • Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:22:25 GMT
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
  • Repaving of Palisades Parkway begins

    Repaving of Palisades Parkway begins

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:42:19 GMT
    Crews have begun repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s.
    Crews have begun repaving along the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The last time such work was done on the road, which links New York state to the George Washington Bridge, was the mid-1990s.
  • Seaside Heights carousel up for auction

    Seaside Heights carousel up for auction

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:57:00 GMT
    The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling it to make room for new attractions. An auction is planned for fall, with the hope that a buyer will take the entire ride and prevent it from being broken up and sold off piecemeal.
    The 82-year-old carousel on the Seaside Heights boardwalk survived Superstorm Sandy and a devastating fire, but it may not survive changing economics. The company that owns the carousel is selling it to make room for new attractions. An auction is planned for fall, with the hope that a buyer will take the entire ride and prevent it from being broken up and sold off piecemeal.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices