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Coroner: Dr. Dre's son died of accidental drug overdose

Dr. Dre's 20-year-old son, who was found dead in August at the family's Woodland Hills home, died of an accidental drug overdose, coroner's officials said today.

A toxicology test revealed that Andre R. Young Jr. died of "morphine and heroin intoxication," said Ed Winter, assistant chief of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. It was ruled as an accidental death, he said.

Young's mother found him dead at the family's home at 10:24 a.m. on Aug. 23. An autopsy was completed a few days later, but the determination of the cause of death was delayed pending the outcome of a "gamut of tests, including toxicology," Winter said.

"Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son. Please respect his family's grief and privacy at this time," the musician's publicist, Lori Earl, said after Young was found dead.

-- Ruben Vives

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May your son R.I.P and may your family dwell on the good and don't let the publicity bother your family In your time of sorrow!!

It's hard; but, I hope the Young Family can work towards celebrating Andre Jr.'s life versus greiving his death.
Whenever I have lost someone dear to me, I have learned to do just that - and it has served me well.
Behind the persona of 'Dr. Dre' is obviously a strong man of slave descent. I am very proud of the controversial imagery that Dr. Dre has had on me and the global audience - I wish him the strength to maintain and move forward.

Irony for a millionaire rapper who got his start on a record label founded with drug money. Nonetheless, my heart goes out to the Young family.

I am not quite sure how all these drug overdoses keep happening. Most people use these things for decades and live fairly productive lives. I expect tht if someone overdoses they are commiting suicide. Otherwise you just woudn't keep on doing something when already sick and dizzy.

may his soul rest in peace..


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