The paper also reports that Andrew Getty sought a restraining order against an unnamed woman just two weeks prior to his death.
Getty, 47, was the son of Gordon P. Getty, who assumed control of Getty's trust after J. Paul Getty died in 1976. Gordon is reportedly worth over $2 billion.
Gordon and Ann Getty confirmed their son's death in a statement, adding, "The family has requested that members of the media and the public respect its privacy during this extremely difficult time. Further statements will be issued as information becomes available."
J. Paul Getty's legacy is one of extreme wealth and tragedy. While Forbes still ranks the family the 54th wealthiest in the nation, valued around $5 billion, heirs to the Getty oil fortune have lived their lives in the media spotlight for decades and been the targets of scandal, litigation and even the brutal 1973 kidnapping of Jean Paul Getty III, in which his billionaire grandfather initially refused to pay the ransom.
LAPD Sgt. Kyle Kirkman told the L.A. Times that the cause of Andrew Getty’s death is undetermined at this time.