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NEWARK, N.J. (CBS/AP) — 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.

Governor Chris Christie issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of Jeffrey Corzine:

“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.”

Stay with CBSPhilly.com for the latest on this developing story.

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