Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, was found dead at his Hollywood Hills home Tuesday. Los Angeles police are investigating..
Getty’s parents Ann and Gordon Getty confirmed his death late Tuesday night in a statement issued through a family spokesman.
“The family has requested that members of the media and the public respect its privacy during this extremely difficult time,” the family spokesman said.
The cause of death was undetermined at this time, LAPD Sgt. Kyle Kirkman said.
Via LA Times
Andrew Getty’s Girlfriend detained by Police
Sources say Andrew and his ex-girlfriend have a storied history with the LAPD. Cops have been to his residence 31 times, mostly for domestic disturbances. Our sources say they have both frequently been under the influence of drugs during the police visits.
We’re told the drugs cops found in the past were prescriptions.
As for their relationship, we’re told he has a restraining order against her and she has been placed under a 5150 psychiatric hold in the past, after injuring cops when they responded to the house. We’re also told she’s allegedly broken into Andrew’s house on numerous occasions.
Andrew’s dad, Gordon Getty, is one of the richest men in the U.S. Forbes put Gordon’s wealth at $2.1 billion … the family was listed as the 54th richest … worth an estimated $5 billion.Via TMZ
Getty at one time America’s Richest Man
Police blocked off the street leading to the home with yellow crime-scene tape with more than a dozen news crews and photographers gathered at the scene.
Getty’s grandfather, J. Paul Getty, merged several smaller oil companies into Getty Oil in the 1960s.
At one time one of America’s richest men, he was also an avid art collector who established the trust that funds the J. Paul Getty Museum and several other institutions.
Via – Reuters/ Huffington Post