The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty was found dead on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Los Angeles, the family said in a statement. Andrew Getty’s parents, Ann and Gordon, confirmed the 47-year-old’s death and requested privacy for the family during “this extremely difficult time”. The death appeared to be from natural causes, Los Angeles County coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said, but it has been initially called an accident because of medication found at the scene. .
The tentative information that we do have is that he was not feeling good for the last couple months, and he supposedly had an appointment tomorrow with a personal physician.
Los Angeles County coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter
Getty, an heir to his grandfather’s oil fortune, was found in a bathroom of his Hollywood Hills home about 2 pm. Getty is one of four sons of Gordon Getty, a San Francisco multibillionaire who is among the richest men in the United States. Andrew Getty’s grandfather J. Paul Getty was an industrialist who founded the Getty Oil Co. and was at one point named the richest living American by Fortune magazine. He had five sons and died in 1976 at age 82.