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Oil Heir Andrew Getty Found Dead At Home

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The Grandson of oil baron John Paul Getty was found dead yesterday in his Los Angeles residence.

Mr Andrew Getty, 47, was found dead on Tuesday afternoon in his bathroom at Hollywood Hills. His parents, Ann and Gordon Getty confirmed his death.
John Paul Getty, his oil baron grandfather was an industrialist and a tycoon who was once the richest man on earth. He died in 1976.

The cause of death is uncertain. A mysterious woman is helping police with their inquiries at the scene.

NBC News reports:

A woman who was in the home was being questioned and was being cooperative, said Cmdr. Andy Smith, a Los Angeles police spokesman.

“At first glance, it does not appear to be a criminal type of act. But that could change,” Smith said.

Getty’s death appeared to be “natural or an accident,” Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter told reporters.

The oil fortune heir had been feeling ill in recent months and was supposed to see a doctor Wednesday, Winter said.

Sources familiar with the investigation told NBC News that there was trauma to Getty’s body but that its cause wasn’t immediately unidentifiable.

As camera crews from around the world gathered outside the home, police told NBC News that a call came in from an unidentified woman at 2:18 p.m. (5:18 p.m. ET) who reported there was someone dead in the bathroom.

Winter said Getty’s body was found lying on his side between a hallway and a bathroom.

“He had some medication that we recovered and don’t know if he had taken the medication or what his medical history is, we do have a doctor’s name that we’re also going to follow up,” Winter said.

 

 

 

 

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