Grandson of Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty found dead in Los Angeles
The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty, Andrew Getty, was found dead on Tuesday at his Los Angeles area home, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The cause of death for Andrew Getty at his home in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles was not immediately clear, the paper said.
Celebrity news website TMZ reported that Getty, the son of Gordon Getty and an heir to his grandfather’s fortune, was found in a bathroom of the home at about 2 p.m. under suspicious circumstances and that a former girlfriend was being detained as a potential witness or suspect.
A Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman told Reuters that detectives were conducting a death investigation at a home in the Hollywood Hills, where a white male was found unconscious and not breathing.
The spokeswoman said she could not identify the dead man.
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.
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler)