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Getty heir found dead in Los Angeles home


 
Published Date: 01 Apr, 2015 (3:39 PM)

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, was found dead at his home in Los Angeles, a media report said on Wednesday.

Getty, 47, was found dead in the bathroom of his Hollywood Hills residence on Tuesday afternoon, LA Times reported.

However, authorities investigating the death said a preliminary investigation suggests foul play was not involved.

The death appeared to be natural or an accident, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles county coroner's office.

Investigators have not determined a time of death, Winter said.

A law enforcement official said that Getty was found naked from the waist down in the bathroom of his Hollywood Hills estate and appeared to have suffered from some type of blunt-force trauma. It's unclear whether the injury was caused by a fall or something else.

A Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman said that it was still "very, very early in the investigation" but based on initial observations "this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act".

In San Francisco, Andrew's parents Ann and Gordon Getty confirmed their son’s death in a statement in which they asked for privacy during an “extremely difficult time”.

Investigators recovered prescription medication, Winter said. A physician's appointment was scheduled for Wednesday.

Andrew Getty, 47, was the grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty and part of the Getty trust. He is one of four sons of Ann and Gordon P. Getty, one of J. Paul Getty's three sons.

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