Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet, founder of Access International Advisors, had just confessed the investment and probable billion-dollar loss to clients, and had spent days frantically trying to figure out ways to recover his losses.
Police were called to Access International's office early today, and found one dead victim, reported by French newspaper La Tribune to be Villehuchet.
"Access was his whole life, and Madoff was a manager in whom he had complete trust. I lunched with him two weeks ago and he said, how lucky it was that Madoff was the only manager still doing well at the moment."
Villehuchet was married, without children.