Billionaire Burkle’s son found dead at Beverly Hills home

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FILE – This March 13, 2007 file photo shows Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle in Pittsburgh. Burkle’s adult son Andrew has been found dead at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Burkle family says in a statement to People magazine that Andrew Burkle died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — California billionaire Ronald Burkle’s adult son Andrew was found dead, his family told People magazine.

“It is with the deepest regret and sadness that we announce the death of Andrew C. Burkle on January 6, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California,” his family said in a statement to People. “He is deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.”

Andrew Burkle was 26, according to a date of birth provided to The Associated Press by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

His father is founder and managing partner of The Yucaipa Companies investment firm, a co-owner of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins, an investor Sacramento’s Major League Soccer team and holds numerous other positions.

Andrew Burkle’s biography on the entertainment industry database website IMDb identified him as a producer and actor with several credits.

The Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement that police and fire personnel responded at 7:26 p.m. Monday to a report of an unconscious man at a residence and determined he was dead.

The death investigation was referred to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, according to the police statement, which did not identify the man.

“Andrew Charles Burkle (DOB: 10/27/93) was found unresponsive in his Beverly Hills home on Jan. 6,” the coroner’s office statement said. “Authorities were called and Burkle was pronounced dead at the scene at 19:31 hours. An examination is pending.”

In addition to his father, Burkle is survived by his mother and two siblings.

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