Andrew Getty’s Death Reportedly Caused By Stress Stemming From Relationship With Ex-Girlfriend

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Andrew Getty was found dead in his home in Los Angeles on March 30 Michael Robinson Chavez/LA Times via Getty Images

Andrew Getty, J. Paul Getty’s grandson, reportedly died from a medical condition that was exacerbated by excessive stress — and from confrontations with his ex-girlfriend Lanessa DeJonge, TMZ reports.

According to the site, Getty, 47, who was found dead in his home on Tuesday, March 31, secured a restraining order against DeJonge after claiming he was diagnosed with a condition that, combined with stress, caused his blood pressure to escalate, creating a “grave risk of death.”


In the legal documents revealed by TMZ, Getty claimed that DeJonge knew about his condition and would exploit information about him, demanding money and property. The heir, whose family is worth $5 billion, obtained the restraining order after his ex, who he claimed was “deranged,” reportedly attacked him while riding in a car two weeks before his death. 

DeJonge was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Getty. As previously reported by TMZ, it was DeJonge who found Getty dead and placed the 911 call, and immediately after was detained by police and placed on a 5150 psych hold.

According to the AP, however, the Los Angeles County coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter has ruled Getty’s death to appear to be from natural causes, although further toxicology tests are being carried out.

"The tentative information that we do have is that he was not feeling good for the last couple months," Winter said. “He supposedly had an appointment tomorrow with a personal physician."

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