Six-year-old Max Shacknai, the young son of millionaire Jonah Shacknai, died this weekend after falling last week. The boy had fallen from the grand staircase in the family’s Coronado mansion, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
The family announced the death to reporters in an email Sunday. “His loving, kind and vibrant spirit will forever be in our hearts and those whom he touched every day…The loss to our families, Max’s many friends of all ages, and teammates, and the community is immeasurable,” the father shared in the email.
Both Shacknai and his ex-wife, Dina, stayed with the boy at Rady Children’s Hospital until his death.
Two days after Max’s fall, Jonah Shacknai’s girlfriend, Rebecca Nalepa, was found dead in the same mansion, hanging from a balcony with her hands and feet bound, according to San Diego County Sheriffs. Autopsy results were completed on Friday, but were not released due to pending forensics work and investigation. Police do not see an immediate connection between the two deaths.
Jonah Shacknai is he founder and CEO of Arizona-based Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp., a skin care maunfacturer.