Dr.Dre mourns, 20-Year-Old Son’s death

August 27th, 2008 - 11:13 am ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Grammy award-winning rapper and producer, Dr. Dre lost his 20 year-old son this weekend at his home in Woodland Hills, California.

Andre Young Jr was found lying down in his bed and unresponsive when his mom tried to wake him up. She told reporter that Young Jr was out with friends on Friday night and returned home at around 5.30 Saturday, when she tried to wake him up, he was found unresponsive. She immediately called paramedics, who later pronounced Young dead.

Dr. Dre’ s spokeman told reporters “Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr. Please respect his family’s grief and privacy at this time,”.

An autopsy was performed on Monday, but the precise cause of death wasn’t likely to be determined for eight weeks while toxicology tests are done.

Dr Dre has recorded several hit albums, including NWA’s classic Straight Outta Compton, and his solo release 2001. The gangster rap pioneer has also crafted hit songs for Eminem, 50 Cent and The Game.

His new solo album Detox is to be released later this year.

Dr Dre has four other children: sons Curtis, 26, Marcel, 17, and Truth, 11; and daughter Truly, 7

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