(by Jeane MacIntosh, NY Post) -- The son of former Governor New Jersey Jon Corzine was found dead in Mexico Tuesday, The Post has learned.
Jeffrey Corzine, 31, was the youngest of Corzine’s three children with ex-wife and childhood sweetheart Joanne Corzine.
The cause of his death was not released, and his mom and other family members declined comment.
“Mr. Corzine is obviously devastated by this tragic loss,” said his spokesman, Steven Goldberg. “We ask that all respect his family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”
The younger Corzine had a history of substance abuse problems and had been in and out of rehab when he was younger, 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 his older 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.