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Former NJ Gov. Corzine's Son Dead at 31: Spokesman

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    Gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., celebrates with sons Joshua, left, and Jeffrey, right, in East Brunswick, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    A spokesman says former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's son has died.

    Corzine Spokesman Steven Goldberg said Thursday that 31-year-old Jeffrey Corzine has passed away.

    Goldberg said in a statement "Mr. Corzine is obviously devastated by this tragic loss. We ask that all respect his family's privacy during this very difficult time."

    Goldberg declined to say where or when Jeffrey Corzine died.

    Details regarding the cause of death were also not immediately known.

    Jeffrey was the youngest of the former politician's three children with ex-wife Joanne Corzine.

    Gov. Chris Christie said in a statement Thursday, "My thoughts and prayers are with Governor Corzine, Joanne and the entire Corzine family on the tragic loss of Jeffrey. They are both devoted parents and the loss they have suffered is unthinkable.

    "Mary Pat and I send our personal condolences and condolences on behalf of all the people of New Jersey to the Corzine family during these very sad times," he continued.