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03/13/2014 04:58 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2014

Jeffrey Corzine Dead: Son Of Former New Jersey Governor Dies At 31

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Jeffrey Corzine, son of former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D), has died at age 31, according to the New York Post and New York Daily News.

“Mr. Corzine is obviously devastated by this tragic loss,” Jon Corzine spokesman Steven Goldberg said. “We ask that all respect his family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”

Corzine, 31, was the youngest of the former governor's three children. According to the Post, friends said had worked as a drug counselor in California.

Below, more from the AP:

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine's (KOHR'-zynz) son has died.

Corzine spokesman Steven Goldberg won't say where or when 31-year-old Jeffrey Corzine died. Details regarding the cause of death also haven't been disclosed.

Goldberg says in a statement issued Thursday the former governor "is obviously devastated by this tragic loss" and seeks privacy "during this very difficult time."

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

Jon Corzine was a Wall Street CEO before turning to politics and becoming a Democratic U.S. senator and later New Jersey governor.

This post has been updated with more from the AP.

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