Coroner: Dr. Dre’s Son Died From Overdose of Heroin and Morphine

With all this talk of The Detox album people have forgotten that Dre just lost his son and is probably still grieving. How selfish of we, to not remember this tragedy.

via People

Dr. Dre's Son Overdosed on Heroin, Morphine

Dr. Dre’s son, Andre Young Jr., died from an overdose of heroin and morphine, the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner confirmed to PEOPLE on Friday.

“This case has been closed, it’s been ruled an accident due to morphine and heroin intoxication,” coroner spokesman Larry Dietz told PEOPLE. The drug test results had been pending for four months.

Young, 20, was found unresponsive by his mother, Jenita Porter, 40, in their Woodland Hills, Calif., home on the morning of Aug. 23.


Paramedics pronounced Young – who was remembered by friends as an optimistic young man – dead at the scene.

Porter told investigators that her son had been out with friends that night, and she recalled hearing him snoring around 5:30 a.m.

“Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son,” the rapper’s publicist Lori Earl previously said in a statement. “Please respect his family’s grief and privacy at this time.”

Dr. Dre’s 20 Year-Old Son Found Dead in LA

via Hip Hop DX

According to The Los Angeles Times, the 20 year-old son of Hip Hop superstar Dr. Dre was found dead Saturday morning, when his mother attempted to wake him.

The city’s coroner told the newspaper that reports stated that the young man born Andre Young, Jr. had been in Los Angeles partying, when he returned to his mother’s Woodland Hills, California residence at approximately 5:30 am.

He was found less than five hours later, unresponsive. Cause of death has yet to be determined. Continue reading