Oil Fortune Heir Getty Dies

Jun 17, 2015 1:49 AM by Debbie Cobb

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say oil fortune heir Andrew Getty died from an ulcer-related gastrointestinal hemorrhage at his Los Angeles mansion but he also had a toxic level of methamphetamine in his body.

The Los Angeles County coroner's report says the death was accidental and cites the meth and heart disease as contributing factors.

The April report was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press and first reported by TMZ.com.

Getty was 47 when his bloody body was discovered by his girlfriend on March 31 in a bathroom of his Studio City home. Investigators say drugs and paraphernalia were found in his bedroom but there was no sign of foul play.

His personal assistant told authorities that Getty had complained of stomach pain for two months and planned to see a doctor the next day.


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