Dr. Dre's Son Found Dead At 20

August 26, 2008 12:14 PM ET

Andre Young Jr., the 20-year-old son of rap producer Dr. Dre, was found dead in Woodland Hills, California home Saturday morning, the LA Weekly reports. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, Young returned home around 5:30AM, and when his mother went to check on him at 10AM, he was found unresponsive. The cause of death is still pending completion of a toxicology report, but foul play is not suspected. In a statement, Dre's spokesperson said "Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr. Please respect his family's grief and privacy at this time."

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