Pusha T said it best, “Now you out here all by yourself Ask Steve Jobs, wealth don’t buy health”… Banking heir and cryptocurrency heavy weight Matthew Mellon has died after overdosing on Oxycontin on his way to rehab!
According to Page Six:
A rep said in a statement: “Billionaire Matthew Mellon, 53, died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was attending a drug rehabilitation facility. Mellon made his fortune in cryptocurrency, turning a $2 million investment into $1 billion. He is survived by his three children, Force, Olympia and Minty. The family asks that their privacy be respected at this very painful time.”
On Tuesday, the same rep amended their statement to say: “Billionaire Matthew Mellon, 53, died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was planning to check into a rehabilitation facility for follow-up treatment.”
Mellon, a former chair of the New York Republican Party’s finance committee, had battled addiction.
In 2016, he told The Post, “OxyContin is like legal heroin. And it needs to be addressed,” while at a Malibu treatment center kicking a habit of $100,000 a month.
But he was in Forbes this year for his latest investments.
Tamara, who with Mellon had daughter Araminta, aka Minty, said in 2013, “He keeps fighting and coming back.”
Mellon and Nicole, parents of Force and Olympia, announced their split in 2015 after an attempted reconciliation.