Andre Young Jr., also known as the son of veteran music producer Dr. Dre, passed away on Saturday, August 23 of unknown causes. He was just 20 years of age.
According to the L.A. Weekly, Young ventured out the previous night and did not return to his Woodland Hills home until 5:30 AM the next morning. His mother checked in on Young around 10:30 AM and found her son to be unresponsive. An ambulance was called to the scene and later Young was pronounced dead.
Young, Jr. is not Hood Surgeon, which is another son of Dr. Dre’s, named Curtis Young, who has embarked on a career as a rapper.
A toxicology report is pending, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office. The cause of death for Young has not yet been determined as press time.
Dr. Dre’s label only issued a short statement: “Dr. Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr. Please respect his family’s grief and privacy at this time.”—LaTisha Robbins