Former NJ Governor, Jon Corzine’s 31-Year-Old Son Found Dead in Mexico

Jeffrey Corzine celebrates with dad Jon after his 2005 gubernatorial win. Photo: AP
Jeffrey Corzine celebrates with dad Jon after his 2005 gubernatorial win.
Photo: AP

The son of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine killed himself in a Mexico City hotel, sources told The Post on Thursday.

Jeffrey Corzine, 31, was the youngest of Corzine’s three children with ex-wife and childhood sweetheart Joanne Corzine.

Sources said he had been depressed recently and was drinking heavily before the suicide, though the cause of death was not released.

His mom and other family members declined comment.

“Mr. Corzine is obviously devastated by this tragic loss,” said his spokesman, Steven Goldberg.

The younger Corzine had a history of substance-abuse problems and had been in and out of rehab, sources said.

But he had been living in California and working as a drug counselor, and had appeared to have turned his life around, one source said.

Both of his parents had recently told friends that their son was clean.

“By all accounts, he was doing well,” a source said.

Jeffrey is survived by siblings Jennifer and Josh.

He had been living in a sunny, $2.8 million beachfront home in Malibu that his mom — who is remarried — helped him buy, records show.

It is unclear when or why he went to Mexico, but a source said Corzine had seemed depressed and had been drinking.

Corzine was a troubled teen, according to sources close to the family, and his father sent him to Pomfret — a boarding school in Connecticut, in hopes of “giving him some direction.”

Despite a rocky relationship, Jeffrey and his father bonded after the elder Corzine’s near-fatal 2007 car crash — when the then-governor was badly injured in a speeding accident.

Jeffrey was a constant presence at his dad’s side during the pol’s 18-day stay at Cooper University Hospital in Camden.

“After that, Jeff seemed to straighten up a lot and the two of them grew much closer,” said one source.

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SOURCE: NY Post – Jeane MacIntosh

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