The Federal Bureau of Prisons says he was found unresponsive in his Manhattan jail cell this morning.
Some of his accusers and their lawyers reacted with frustration to the news that the financier will not now have to face them in court.
A picture of Epstein and Andrew strolling in Central Park, taken in 2010 but published a year later, proved especially damaging for the prince.
Federal prosecutors in NY reopened the probe after investigative reporting by The Miami Herald stirred outrage over that plea bargain. Michael, welcome. And what more, if anything, have you been able to learn about how Epstein died? "However, reporting has made clear that there were others who aided and abetted Epstein in his crimes, and we hope that the U.S. attorney will continue to pursue those individuals". But he was not on suicide watch when he reportedly hanged himself, and his body was found in his cell early Saturday, the New York Times added.
Andrew stepped down as the UK's trade envoy in July 2011 following controversy over his friendship with Epstein. The two remain on friendly terms and even sometimes take vacations together, sparking endless rumors that they may get back together. "In addition to the FBI's investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstance of Mr. Epstein's death".
Attorney General William Barr is looking for answers after the death of disgraced financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. He was being held in the Manhattan prison awaiting his court date and was denied bail. That unit has extra security.
"Epstein is gone, but justice must still be served", said Jennifer Araoz, who accused the of raping her when she was 15.
"At 16 years old, very wealthy and powerful people promised me a higher education and a better life", the now 36-year-old, of Cairns, said. What are the highlights so far?
In the legal documents, released on Friday, Johanna Sjoberg, another alleged Epstein victim, claimed Andrew touched her breast while sitting on a couch inside the billionaire's Manhattan apartment in 2001.
The somewhat reclusive Epstein splashed into the news in 2002 after a NY tabloid reported he had lent his Boeing 727 to ferry former President Bill Clinton and other notables on an AIDS relief mission to Africa. And there are a number of disturbing details around exactly what it is that Mr. Epstein requested these women do. Mitchell has not been charged with a crime or sued over the allegations. One person named is former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. In a statement, Mitchell said: "The allegations contained in the released documents is false".
PFEIFFER: Epstein's death is, obviously - it, obviously, just happened, but is it clear at all yet how that could affect his case? I don't know, but I definitely think it needs to be investigated.
The Miami Herald should be given some special recognition, as their series about Epstein and his shoddy plea deal was the reason why this man was placed under the microscope again, which led to his arrest.
"I went to Australia, where I hid in fear for years".
NY financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in his Manhattan cell early Saturday morning, was accused of orchestrating a vast network in which he was able to sexually abuse girls as young as 14.