The son of former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, Jeffrey Corzine, was found dead in a Mexico city hotel room on Tuesday. The death was apparently a suicide. Jeffrey Corzine, the youngest son of Jon and Joanne Corzine, had been a troubled teen and long suffered from depression and addiction issues. Jeffrey is survived by a sister Jennifer and a brother Josh.

Jeffrey Corzine

Jeffrey Corzine had reportedly been living in Malibu, California and was recently working as a drug rehabilitation counselor.

Jeffrey had a reputation as a serious poker player, and he was crowned the champion in Warren Buffett’s annual high-stakes poker tournament in 2012.

Corzine family statement

Steven Goldberg, a spokesman for the Corzines, elaborated in a statement released yesterday. “The sad fact is that Jeffrey Corzine had been suffering from severe depression for several years and recently had been receiving treatment for what is a very painful and debilitating physical and mental ailment.”

The statement continued to say, “On Tuesday morning, he succumbed to his disease and made the tragic decision to take his own life. Among many things, the Corzine family hopes Jeffrey will be remembered for his dedication to helping others overcome their struggles with depression and addiction, something to which he had been devoted for the past 10 years.”

Many send condolences over Jeffrey Corzine death

Current New jersey Governor Chris Christie and many others sent public condolences to the Corzines yesterday and today.

“The Corzine family expresses its sincere appreciation for the kind thoughts and expressions of sympathy they have received from friends and many others,” Goldberg said of the outpouring of support in the statement.

“The family is planning a small, private memorial service, and they ask that people respect their privacy during this difficult time as they mourn the loss of Jeffrey.”