Jeffry Picower is dead. He drowned in the pool behind his home. The philanthropy he set up in 1989 had to fold in the aftermath of the Madoff scandal. But Picower was alleged to have benefited to the tune of seven billion dollars personally. He was a close friend of madoff and had been for many years.
Did the weight of what he had done compel him to take his own life? Was the weight of the legal problems before him too much to bear? Was it an accident? It was a very convenient and well timed accident.
If this was suicide, was it the easy way out or the honorable way out?