Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem

Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A court filing by Andrew Getty, the oil heir found dead in Los Angeles, says he had a serious health problem.

The 47-year-old G etty, whose grandfather J. Paul Getty’s fortune made his famil! y among the richest in U.S. history, wrote in a March 16 filing for a restraining order against his girlfriend that a rise in his blood pressure would place him at risk of injury or death. He didn’t specify the condition.

Getty was found dead at his home Tuesday. A coroner’s investigator says it was likely due to natural causes or an accident because medication was found.

An official with knowledge of the investigation says the girlfriend, Lanessa DeJonge, who had a room at Getty’s house, called authorities to the home.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing Wednesday.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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