Mark Reynolds Hughes (January 1, 1956 — May 21, 2000) was an American businessman who was founder, chairman and CEO of Herbalife International Ltd. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Herbalife International ( founded in 1980 is a company that sells weight-loss nutrition and skin-care products by Multi-level marketing, also known as network marketing
In February 1980, aged 24, Hughes founded Los Angeles-based Herbalife International. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Herbalife International ( founded in 1980 is a company that sells weight-loss nutrition and skin-care products by Multi-level marketing, also known as network marketing It has since become one of the world's largest distributors of herbal products through multi-level marketing, with sales of about $3. Multi-level marketing ( MLM) also known as Network Marketing, is a business-distribution model that allows a parent company to market its products directly to consumers 1 billion in 2006 according to company statements.
In 1994. Mark and Suzan Hughes started the Herbalife Family Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping children. The Herbalife Family Foundation and its sister organization, the International Herbalife Family Foundation, have donated more than $5 million to children's causes worldwide
Hughes often stated that his mother died of an accidental overdose of prescription diet pills when he was 18, which he claimed was the impetus for founding Herbalife. Her autopsy and toxicology tests suggest her death was due to an overdose of Darvon, a painkiller. Dextropropoxyphene is an Analgesic in the Opioid category It is used to treat mild to moderate pain and as an Anti-tussive.
Mark Hughes died at age 44.  The Los Angeles County Coroner autopsy results ruled that the entrepreneur had died of an accidental overdose of large quantities of alcohol and the prescription anti-depressant Doxepin. In Chemistry, an alcohol is any Organic compound in which a Hydroxyl group ( - O[[hydrogen H]]) is bound to a Carbon A prescription drug is a licensed medicine that is regulated by legislation to require a prescription before it can be obtained An antidepressant is a Psychiatric medication used for alleviating major depression or Dysthymia ('milder' depression Doxepin is a psychotropic agent with Tricyclic antidepressant and Anxiolytic properties known under many brand-names such as Aponal He died while married to Darcy LaPier to whom he was married for a very short time. Darcy Lynn LaPier (born 1965 is an American actress and model. 
Before his marriage to Lapier, Hughes was married to Suzan Hughes for 10 years. Suzan is the mother to their only son, Alexander.
To the surprise of many, after Mark Hughes death, his attorney Conrad Klein assumed control of all Hughes' ventures including Herbalife, The Herbalife Family Foundation and The Mark Hughes Trust.
In 2006, The Los Angeles Superior Court suggested the potential removal of the Custodian of The Mark Hughes Trust, Jack Reynolds, for the possibility that he may have ceded control of $40,000,000 to Conrad Klein.