*Madoff player found dead

Tragedy piled on top of tragedy. Thierry Magon de La Villehuchet, who ran a hedge fund that invested with the alleged scamster, was found dead at his Madison Avenue office today in an apparent suicide (though the cops have not provided a cause of death). De la Villehuchet, 65, was a co-founder and CEO of Access International Advisors, which invested $1.4 billion with Madoff. Obviously, lots still to sort out. From the NY Daily News:

"(He) could not cope with the pressure following the outbreak of the scandal," a relative told a French business daily. "He took his own life, this morning, in his office in New York... "This is a farewell from someone who had done nothing wrong."

*Police are now telling the Daily News that de la Villehuchet slit both his wrists with a box cutter. He also took sleeping pills and never returned to his New Rochelle home Monday night.

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