News of Jeffrey Epstein's death was just as controversial as the financier and sex offender's life. Born January 20, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, he went on to garner considerable wealth, fueling his criminal lifestyle. Epstein was arrested on federal charges of sex-trafficking minors in 2019. A month later he was found dead in his New York jail cell. His death was ruled a suicide, but Epstein's lawyers have challeneged this ruling. Because of his death, charges against Epstein were dropped.