This is a bit unsavory, but nevertheless: Madoff biographer Jerry Oppenheimer says that Ruth blames Bernie for their son Mark’s suicide. Ruth believes Mark “would not have died if it weren’t for what [Bernie] had done,” says Oppenheimer, who claims to have spoken with family friends. In other news, Bernie won’t be attending Mark’s funeral. "Mr. Madoff will not be attending the funeral out of consideration for his daughter-in-law and two grandchildren's privacy," his lawyer said. Instead, he’ll conduct a private service in prison.