Grandson of J. Paul Getty found dead at Hollywood Hills home

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Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, was found dead at his Hollywood Hills home. (Credit: CNN affiliate KABC)

LOS ANGLES — Authorities investigating the death of Andrew Getty, an heir to the Getty oil fortune, said a preliminary investigation suggests foul play was not involved.

The death appeared to be natural or an accident, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, Los Angeles Times reported.

A law enforcement source told The Times that Getty was found naked from the waist down in the bathroom of his Hollywood Hills estate Tuesday and appeared to have suffered from some type of blunt-force trauma, but it’s unclear whether the injury was caused by a fall or something else.

Department spokesman LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith cautioned that it was still “very, very early in the investigation” but said that based on initial observations, “this does not appear immediately to be a criminal act.”

Andrew Getty, 47, was the grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty and part of the Getty trust.

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