Andrew Burkle, son of billionaire businessman Ronald Burkle, found dead at 27 in Beverly Hills home
His death came to light after the Beverly Hills Police received a call concerning an 'unconscious male' at around 7:26 pm on Monday, January 6
Andrew Burkle, the son of billionaire businessman Ronald Burkle, has been found dead at his Beverly Hills home. He was 27.
The death came to light after the Beverly Hills Police Department received a call concerning an "unconscious male on the 100 Block of Spalding Drive" at around 7:26 pm on Monday, January 6, according to People.
When first responders arrived at the scene, it was determined that the "male was deceased." While authorities are yet to publically identify Andrew, the family confirmed the 27-year-old's death in a statement and described him as a "young man full of life."
"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," they said. "He is deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.”
"Andrew was known as a young man full of life and entrepreneurial energy. Everyone he met commented on his humble demeanor and hard work," it continued. "While the family appreciates the outpouring of love and support, they ask that the privacy of the family be respected during this difficult time. There are no further details at this time."
While the family has not revealed the cause of death, a source told People that Andrew died early on Monday in his apartment but was only found later that evening. His father is believed to have rushed to the residence to be with police.
Andrew had celebrated his 27th birthday only last month with his brother John, who posted a slideshow of photos of them together at a racetrack. "Sometimes we slide cars around tracks and try to look really cool doing it. Great way to celebrate my bro’s Birthday," he had written.
He had then spent Christmas with his family and even uploaded a picture on Instagram which showed him posing in front of a massive tree and cuddling with a young family member.
"Merry Christmas from me and the munchkin! 2nd year of this photo, definitely a tradition now," he captioned the post.
Andrew is survived by his father Ron, mother Janet Duitson, sister Carrie Harr, and brother John Burkle.