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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 06 Jan, 2023 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 glance at former Viking's part-owner Irwin Jacobs' persJacobs'fe.

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

Minnesota businessman Irwin Jacobs, 89, and his ailing wife, Alexandra, who used a wheelchair Jacobs, were found dead at their sprawling $22 million mansion. Reportedly, one of the couple's friends, Dennis Mathisen, described it as a murder-suicide.

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

Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Alexandra Jacobs, were found dead at their multimillion mansion.
SOURCE: Inforum

On April 10, 2019, their bodies were found on the bed next to a handgun. On a routine visit to 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 OSheriff'se, officers had an immediate response to Irwin and Alexandra Jacobs's TaJacobs'sll estate at 1700 Shoreline Drive shortly after 8:30 in the morning. They discovered the dead bodies of 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 OExaminer'sfficially 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 compaIrwin'sobs 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 the actual reason behind what looks like the murder-suicide!

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

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

Irwin Jacobs's 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 husba'60snd wife for 57 years, raising their five children together. Alexandra used a wheelchair 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 has 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, a Brown University graduate, has been the CEO of Watkins Co since 1998.

Twin Cities businessman Irwin Jacobs's wife found dead at home

Looking precisely at their relationship timeline, including their family business, we can assure you that Irwin's never had any breaking points with his wife. Yet he did, which is the rIrwin'shy 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 Northwestern Bag Company business. 
  • Irwin attended college at the University of Minnesota.
  • At the time of his departure, Irwin Jacobs estimated net worth was around $1.7 billion.

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