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Former Vikings Part-Owner Irwin Jacobs' Relationship With His Wife: The Couple Found Dead Inside Their Multimillion Dollar Mansion

Updated On 11 Apr, 2019 Published On 11 Apr, 2019
Former Vikings Part-Owner Irwin Jacobs' Relationship With His Wife: The Couple Found Dead Inside Their Multimillion Dollar Mansion

Irwin Jacobs, who was well-known in the business world due to his aggressive techniques of buying and liquidating struggling companies, earning himself the nickname of 'Irv the Liquidator', and his wife Alexandra, a former artist was reportedly found dead at their multimillion-dollar mansion on April 10, 2019.

What was the actual reason behind the murder-suicide of Irwin Jacobs and Alexandra Jacobs? Was there something unusual on-goings recently in their married life? Let's take a quick glance at former Vikings part-owner Irwin Jacobs' personal life.

Former Vikings Part-Owner Irwin Jacobs and His Wife Found Dead 

Minnesota businessman Irwin Jacobs, 77 and his ailing, wheelchair-bound wife Alexandra Jacobs were found dead at their sprawling $22 million dollar mansion. Reportedly, one of the friends of the couple Dennis Mathisen described it as a murder-suicide.

He told that Irwin first shot Alexandra and later pulled the trigger on himself.

Irwin Jacobs and his wife Alexandra Jacobs found dead at their multi-million mansion.
SOURCE: Inforum

On 10 April 2019 their bodies were found on the bed next to a handgun while on a routine visit of the Minnesota residence on Wednesday morning, the Orono Police Chief Correy Farniok reported in a press conference.

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According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the officers had an immediate response to Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs’s Tanager Hill estate at 1700 Shoreline Drive, shortly after 8:30 in the morning and discovered the dead bodies of a Jacobs and his wife in the bedroom.

Irwin Jacobs multimillion mansion.
SOURCE: Daily Mail

Moreover, Farniok said that he was waiting for the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office to officially release their identities, after mentioning;

“Officers with the Orono Police Department made entry into the home. Upon entering, we found two individuals deceased — one adult male, one adult female — they were both inside the house and a gun was recovered.”

The Irwin’s company, Jacobs Management Corp., later released a statement on behalf of the sad news of the billionaire and his wife who had been in a marital relationship for almost six decades with their five children.

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The statement obtained by The Star Tribune, read;

“Our family is shocked and devastated by the death of our parents, Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs. We are heartbroken by this loss, and we ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”

In this sad hour, we strongly pray for the beloved family in the departure of Irwin Jacobs and his wife Alexandra. And to the world out there, we harshly protest to find out what was the actual reason behind what apparently it look alike the murder-suicide!

Irwin Jacobs' Relationship With His Wife: Were The Couple Living a Blissful Marriage?

The late entrepreneur and the CEO of several large corporations Irwin Jacobs lived a blissful married relationship with his wife Alexandra for over six decades now. Can we say that the pair lived a happy marriage as he reportedly shot his beloved wife and shot himself?

Irwin Jacobs wife and children.
SOURCE: Daily Mail

Moving back to a time, Irwin and Jacobs once were a happy couple who tied the knot in the early '60s. Irwin and Alexandra, who was an artist, had been husband and wife for 57 years, raising their five children together. Alexandra was wheelchair bound for years and showed signs of dementia.

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In the 1980s, Irwin owned a minority share of the Minnesota Vikings, but not soon after he sold it in 1991.  

Jacobs, whose daughter Sheila suffers from cerebral palsy, was known for his major contribution to the Special Olympics, donating $8 million back in 1991

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At the time of his demise, Jacobs was the owner of soap and household products company J.R. Watkins Co. and Jacobs Trading Co. in Winona. 

Also, his son Mark, who is the graduate of Brown University, serves as the CEO of Watkins Co since 1998.

Twin Cities businessman Irwin Jacobs, wife found dead at home

Looking precisely at their relationship timeline including their family business, we can assure that Irwin's never had any breaking points with his wife. Yet he did, which is the reason why all of us still are in total shock!

Irwin Jacobs: Quick Facts

Irwin Jacobs
SOURCE: The Business Journals
  • Irwin Jacobs was born on July 15, 1941, in Orono, Minnesota, U.S.
  • Jacobs was born to a Jewish family.
  • He started his career working with his father at his business, the Northwestern Bag Company. 
  • Irwin attended college at the University of Minnesota.
  • As the time of his departure, Irwin Jacobs estimated net worth was around $1.3 billion.

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