Mark Haines sudden death has left many wondering what the cause of death was. Co-host Erin Burnett moved on to CNN, with May 6th, 2011 being her last show with Haines. CNBC made the announcement of Haines’ death on their website, but the cause of death has not been released publicly.
He said in a statement, “Mark’s legacy is that he didn’t tolerate any B.S. from anyone. He wanted to tell the story — and that’s why so many viewers trusted him. He would always ask the question that nobody else would ask. He was fearless.” “If Mark Haines is interviewing God this morning, he’s giving him the Devil,” tweeted Dan Davison. CNBC President Mark Hoffman said Haines was “always the unflappable pro.”
There was silence on the trading floor and CNBC presented a retrospective on his life and career. A special television program on his life and career will air on CNBC on May 25, 2011 at 7:00PM ET. Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange observed a spontaneous moment of silence when they learned of Haines’ death, NYSE spokesman Richard Adamonis said.
CNBC Anchor Mark Haines was the consummate professional, unflappable, tough and deeply smart. “We all know Mark as being the toughest guy around on the guests,” Cramer said. “He was the standard. He was the former host of the CNBC shows Squawk Box and Squawk on the Street (which airs from 9-11am ET).
Haines was widely known for his serious, brutally honest approach and for not backing down during interviews. He is survived by his wife and two children.