The convincted fraudster has died in custody.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has confirmed that he passed Wednesday while in custody at a federal facility in North Carolina.
Madoff was there serving a 150-year sentence following his 2009 criminal case and subsequent conviction.
The controversial figure's passing has brought with it a lot of mixed reactions.
Many people I know lost everything they had to Bernie Madoff .— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@✌🏼rosanna arquette)1618408420.0
Bernie Madoff was a complicated and divisive figure, admired by some, criticized by others, but there's something u… https://t.co/Uu1VEEKcVX— David Klion (@David Klion)1618409745.0
rip bernie madoff. All my scammers throw ya gucci belts in the air to pay respect— Desus Nice (@Desus Nice)1618407006.0
Thinking of Bernie Madoff’s victims today— Evan Siegfried (@Evan Siegfried)1618408286.0
RIP Bernie Madoff, who taught me it was okay to be weird— Dave Weigel (@Dave Weigel)1618408900.0
RIP Bernie Madoff. He taught me it was ok to provide returns to earlier investors with money from new investors 😭— ben "effort grunt" flores (@ben "effort grunt" flores)1618408469.0
RIP Bernie Madoff 💔, architect of the biggest ponzi scheme in history and also payment for order flow— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. 💸 (@Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. 💸)1618408007.0
Bernie Madoff, the founder of the largest ponzi scheme in the history of mankind has died in prison. He was 82yrs old.— Morris Monye💙 (@Morris Monye💙)1618407750.0
ngl, I really thought Bernie Madoff was already dead.— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D)1618408187.0
Oh. Bernie Madoff died. Carry on.— Portia J&J💉 McGonagal (@Portia J&J💉 McGonagal)1618407782.0
He famously ran an extensive Ponzi scheme swindling investors out of billions of dollars over many years.
It's believed he died from kidney failure.