BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) — Andrew Burkle, the son of billionaire businessman Ron Burkle, has reportedly been found dead in his Beverly Hills home.
Police officers and firefighters responded to the 100 block of Spalding Drive at about 7:25 p.m. Monday after a unconscious male was reported inside the home. Beverly Hills police said the person who was found was pronounced dead at the scene, but did not release his name.
The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the man as 26-year-old Andrew Charles Burkle. An autopsy was pending to determine his cause of death.
People Magazine reported that Burkle died early Monday in his apartment. His father, 67-year-old Ron Burkle -- a prominent businessman, Democratic donor, philanthropist and part-owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins – went to the home and was with police at the scene, according to the magazine.
"While the family appreciates the outpouring of love and support, they ask that the privacy of the family be respected during this difficult time," the family said in a statement to People Magazine. "There are no further details at this time."
Burkle is survived by his father, mother Janet Duitson, sister Carrie Harr and brother John Burkle.
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