Los Angeles, CA – News has been flooding media outlets left and right since this past weekend. Reports first came in that a man named Andre Young, Jr. was found dead in his Woodland Hills, California home this past Saturday morning (Aug. 23). At the time, it was unconfirmed if he was actually mega producer, Dr. Dre’s son, but a representative for Dre released the information this past Tuesday (Aug. 26) to the media that Andre Romelle Young, Jr. was in fact Dre’s son.
Apparently on that Saturday morning, Young’s mother came into his bedroom at around 10:30am to wake him and found him unresponsive, she quickly called the paramedics. In their attempt to revive him they were unsuccessful. According to the reports, the mother told police that Young was spending time with his friends the night before and she remembered hearing him arrive home around 5:30am. Andre Romelle Young, Jr. passed away Saturday morning, he was 20 years old.
A spokesperson for Dr. Dre’s publicity issued this statement Tuesday on the family’s behalf:
“Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr. Please respect his family’s grief and privacy at this time.”
At press time, the cause of death is still undetermined as they are still investigating his death, however authorities do not expect any foul play at this time.
24hourhiphop.com sends our deepest condolences to the Young Family during their time of grievance. Keep posted to 24hourhiphop.com for more updated news as this situation develops.
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