Scott Sterling, son of L.A. Clippers owner, found dead in Malibu

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling stands on the sidelines before the game with the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 5, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

MALIBU, Calif. The son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been found dead of a possible drug overdose in Malibu.

Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. Larry Dietz says 32-year-old Scott Ashley Sterling was found dead shortly after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Pacific Coast Highway.

"Sheriff's Homicide and Los Angeles County Coroner's personnel at this time believe that Sterling died of an apparent drug overdose," Deputy Guillermina Saldana said.

A county Sheriff's Department statement confirms that Sterling is the son of the Clippers owner.

Dietz says the death appears to be accidental and it's being investigated as a possible drug overdose. An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death.

Messages left for Sterling and a Clippers representative weren't immediately returned.

CBS Los Angeles reports that in 1999, Sterling was accused of shooting and injuring his 19-year-old childhood friend. No charges were filed in the incident.

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