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

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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