What happened to Pontius Pilate after he ordered the crucifixion of Christ?

Pontius Pilate killed himself after he ordered the crucifixion.

In A.D. 36, Caligula ordered Pilate to Rome to answer charges of cruelty in the massacre of a group of Samaritans.

Shortly thereafter, Pilate committed suicide, possibly by order of Caligula or in anticipation of harsh treatment.