Rock musician John Gilbert Getty, grandson and heir to oil tycoon J Paul Getty has died. Reports from law enforcement sources confirmed the death and said he died on Friday in San Antonio.
The 52-year-old rock and roll star was found lifeless in his hotel room. No foul play is suspected at this point and the cause of death is cannot be confirmed at least until after an autopsy.
The Getty family also confirmed the news through a representative saying… “With a heavy heart, Gordon Getty announces the death of his son, John Gilbert Getty.”
“John was a talented musician who loved rock and roll. He will deeply be missed.”
Just this past September John’s mother, Ann died from a heart attack. In 2015 his brother Andrew died from meth intoxication.
John was one of the descendents and heirs of J Paul Getty the oil tycoon. His cousin, Mark Getty is founder of the established media outlet Getty Images.
The Getty family’s fortune is estimated to be at $5 Billion and there are several heirs to this fortune.