But on Tuesday, LAPD detectives arrested his wife Lois for murder at the National Tennis Center in Queens, N.Y., where the 70-year-old has been a longtime referee.
Authorities now believe there was no love lost between the couple at the end. What's more, the LAPD says the 70-year-old killer did in her husband by beating him with a coffee mug, CBS Los Angeles reported..
Investigators originally believed the victim had fallen down the stairs, but the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office found Alan Goodman's injuries inconsistent with a fall, the station reported.
Officials now believe Goodman "bludgeoned her husband to death with a coffee mug," according to a press release.
An arrest warrant was filed to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on August 14.
Goodman is in custody at a Manhattan jail awaiting her extradition back to Los Angeles, where she could face up to life in prison.