Mark Fleischman, former owner of iconic New York nightclub Studio 54, has died by assisted suicide in Switzerland aged 82.
News of his passing was confirmed to The Independent on Wednesday (13 July) by Fleischman’s former business partner Daniel Fitzgerald, who co-owned Century Club in Los Angeles with Fleischman.
Fleischman revealed plans to end his life to the New York Post last month as he revealed his health had declined during the past six years.
Following the news of the former club owner’s passing, some are curious to know more about Mark Fleischman’s children and family life.
Former Studio 54 club owner was married twice
Mark Fleischman and his first wife, publishing executive Laurie Elizabeth Lister, tied the knot in 1986. However, their marriage ended in divorce in the early 1990s.
Fleischman wed a second time in 1994 to Mimi Fleischman Denise Chatman. Although they married in the 1990s, the couple first crossed paths two decades before.
He and Mimi had been married for 27 years before his passing, with Fleischman describing her as his “dream girl“.
Did Mark Fleischman have children?
The former Studio 54 owner is survived by three children. He was father to daughter Hilary and stepchildren Adam and Juliet.
Mark Fleischman welcomed daughter Hilary during his marriage to Laurie Lister. He later became stepfather to Mimi’s two children from a previous relationship.
Meet the late Studio 54 owner’s daughter Hilary
While her father was known for his career in real estate his daughter, Hilary Elizabeth Lister, 35, has a background in global investigations.
As per a New York Times article announcing she had tied the knot in 2017, Hilary was listed as a director of investigative strategies firm Nardello & Company.
However, according to her Linkedin page, in recent years she has worked as a chief investigative officer for a commercial litigation law firm.
Not much is known of Fleischman’s stepdaughter Juliet and stepson Adam as they appear to have kept away from the spotlight.
Hilary chose not to comment on her father’s decision to end life
Last month, Mark Fleischman announced plans to the New York Post to end his life by committing assisted suicide.
In the article it was explained that, during the past six years, Fleischman had suffered from a progressively debilitating illness that had left him unable to walk and perform tasks independently.
His health first took a turn for the worse in 2016 but doctors were unable to diagnose the condition.
New York Post explained it had reached out to Fleischman’s daughter Hilary but reported she “would not comment on the record about his decision” but remained “close to her father”.