Autopsy: Madoff Buddy Died of Natural Causes

Jeffry Picower, 67, had a heart attack, then drowned in pool
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2009 12:52 PM CDT
Jeffry and Barbara Picower.   (Lucien Capehart/MIT)

(Newser) – Bernie Madoff’s pal Jeffry Picower drowned following a massive heart attack, a medical examiner announced today. Toxicology reports won’t be in for another 10 weeks, but for now the examiner says Picower sunk to the bottom of the pool following the heart attack. His body will be released for burial. Picower got a whopping $7 billion out of Madoff’s scheme, and had been accused of knowing it was a sham.