LOS ANGELES (KRON) — An heir to the Getty oil fortune was found dead at his Hollywood Hills home Tuesday, according to Los Angeles police.
Andrew Getty, 47, was the grandson of oil baron J. Paul Getty and part of the Getty trust. He is one of four sons of Gordon P. Getty, one of J. Paul Getty’s three sons.
An initial report by entertainment gossip site said that Getty was found in the bathroom deceased of a gunshot wound to the face, but an update acknowledged that was not the case. Police have detained his ex-girlfriend, according to TMZ.
“We’re told he suffered a traumatic injury to the rectal area and paramedics found significant bleeding,” TMZ reported.
His parents, Ann and Gordon Getty, asked in the statement that the media and public respect the family’s privacy. They say further statements will be issued as information becomes available.
The cause of death was undetermined at this time, LAPD Sgt. Kyle Kirkman said. Police are investigating.
In 1996, he purchased the 70-year-old Hollywood Hills villa of three-time Oscar-winning film composer Miklos Rozsa.