Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Son Of Rapper Dr. Dre Found Dead

Rapper and Gangsta songwriter Dr. Dre's son has been found dead - he was only 20 years old. A statement from the singer's publicist, Lori Earl, on Tuesday stated only:

"Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr."

The young man was found dead Saturday by his family in their home in Woodland Hills, California the local county coroner's office reported.

An autopsy was conducted Monday, but the cause and manner of death will not be known for two months while toxicology tests are completed.

Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has written and produced music for many big-budget movies including "New Jack City" starring Wesley Snipes, "Natural Born Killers" starring Woody Harrelson, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu and "Failure to Launch" starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Dr. Dre has also produced songs for three episodes of the popular television show "Generation Kill", as well as "Scrubs", "Beavis and Butt-Head", and for the hit video game "Grand Theft Auto"

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