Meet Mimi Leonard Fleischman: Mark Fleischman’s Wife

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Mimi Leonard Fleischman is best known as the wife of Mark Fleischman, who owned New York City’s famed Studio 54 in the 1980s, has died. The former club impresario died at Dignitas, an assisted-suicide clinic in Switzerland, on Wednesday, according to multiple outlets including The Washington Post and the BBC. He was 82. Fleischman’s business partner, Danny Fitzgerald, also confirmed the news via Fleischman’s wife, Mimi, in a Facebook post. Meet Mimi Leonard Fleischman: Mark Fleischman’s Wife.

Who Is Mimi Leonard Fleischman?

Mimi was previously creative director of Tatou Supper Clubs and the Rubin Project Promoters, as well as a promoter of Jerry and Mimi’s Studio 54. She also worked as a promotion for Studio 54 from 1981 to 1983. She went to The Hewitt School before transferring to Columbia University in New York City.

Mimi Leonard: Mark Fleischman’s Wife

Mimi Leonard Fleischman is the wife of Mark Fleischman. Duo met in New York City during the 1970s and got married in 1994. Mimi had two children from a previous relationship, Adam and Juliet, at the time. By that time, Fleischman had also divorced his first wife, Laurie Lister. Mimi has previously said that her husband’s illness is “worse than not being able to walk.” He lacks coordination. He drops things and has no clue where his body is in relation to the ground.” Of his decision to end his life, she had said, according to The Focus, “It is the end of a part of me as well. I have to honor what he wants.”


Mimi is the director of Los Angeles studios, according to her LinkedIn profile. “My husband Mark Fleischman and I bought the Southern California rights to The Bar Method in the fall of 2002. We opened our West LA studio on February 1, 2003, the West Hollywood studio in March 2005, and Bar Method Brentwood in July 2010. We helped to establish Bar Method Exercise Studios in 13 other locations in Southern California before selling our SoCal rights back to the Bar Method Group at Headquarters. Our three studios in Bar Method Los Angeles provide more than 10,000 client visits each month”.

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Mark Fleischman Career Explored

According to the BBC, Fleischman bought Studio 54, which opened in New York City in 1977 and became a scene for celebrities from founders Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager early in the 1980s. According to the BBC, he was ill for the first time in 2016.

He had trouble with his motor skills, but doctors were unable to determine what was wrong with him. After two years of trying previously, Fleischman contacted Dignitas, a Swiss organization that helps terminally ill patients end their lives. Assisted suicide has been permitted in Switzerland since 1942.

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