New Jersey ex-governor Corzine's son dies at 31

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Photo - FILE - In this April 30, 2007, file photo, son Jeffrey Corzine, left, and daughter Jennifer Corzine-Pisani, listen as New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine addresses the media outside Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., as he was released after being hospitalized for serious injuries in an automobile accident on April 12. A spokesman for the former governor announced on Thursday, March 13, 2014, that Jeffrey Corzine had died at age 31. There were no other details available. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
FILE - In this April 30, 2007, file photo, son Jeffrey Corzine, left, and daughter Jennifer Corzine-Pisani, listen as New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine addresses the media outside Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., as he was released after being hospitalized for serious injuries in an automobile accident on April 12. A spokesman for the former governor announced on Thursday, March 13, 2014, that Jeffrey Corzine had died at age 31. There were no other details available. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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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.

He often joined his father during the 2005 gubernatorial race, and was by his side following a near-fatal 2009 car accident.

Jon Corzine was a Wall Street CEO before becoming a Democratic U.S. senator and governor.

Gov. Chris Christie, who defeated Corzine in 2009, sent condolences Thursday on behalf of "all the people of New Jersey."

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