Grandson of oil tycoon Pickens dies
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas — A spokesman for T. Boone Pickens said the oil tycoon's grandson has died.
Details on the death of Thomas Boone Pickens IV were not immediately available Tuesday.
A statement from Jay Rosser, the elder Pickens' spokesman, called the death an "unspeakable family tragedy."
Rosser said in a statement, "We mourn his passing and respectfully request that the family be allowed to grieve in private."
Fort Worth police said they responded to a report of a deceased person about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and that the person was taken by private vehicle to a hospital where he died.
The grandson, who went by Ty, was a junior at Texas Christian University.
The Tarrant County medical examiner will determine the cause of death, a police spokeswoman said.