Dr. Dre's 20-Year-Old Son Found Dead

August 26, 2008

Andre Romelle Young Jr., the son of legendary hip-hop producer Dr. Dre, was found dead in his Woodland Hills, California, home Saturday morning. He was only 20 years old.

Andre Young Jr. was found dead on Saturday morning after returning home at 5:30 A.M. Young's mother found him unresponsive in his bed at about 10 A.M. Paramedics responded to the scene, but were unable to revive him. Very few details have surfaced about the situation.

"Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr. Please respect his family's grief and privacy at this time," a statement from the Dre camp said on Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Coroner said they are awaiting toxicology reports to determine the cause of death. An autopsy was conducted on Monday. Police said they did not suspect foul play.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of André Romelle Young.