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Body of Madoff's son has been cremated

Members of the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner remove the body of Mark Madoff from the apartment building where he lived in New York on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Madoff, the son of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, was found dead Saturday of an apparent suicide, according to police department spokesman Paul Browne. ((AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano))
December 15, 2010 8:52:34 AM PST
Mark Madoff's wife says his body has been cremated and a private gathering is planned in his memory.

Stephanie Madoff said in a statement Wednesday that she is "devastated" by her husband's death.

Madoff's body was claimed from the morgue by a funeral director on Tuesday.

The son of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff was 46. He hanged himself in his Manhattan apartment on Saturday, the second anniversary of his father's arrest.

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