According to an article from Fox News on Jan. 31, 2013, Thomas Boone Pickens IV, the 21-year-old grandson of the Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, died on Tuesday under mysterious circumstances in Fort Worth.
The 21-year-old who went by the name ‘Ty’ was a junior at Texas Christian University and was majoring in strategic communication.
The police got a call for a dead person off campus of the university on Tuesday where Pickens studied as junior.
He was rushed to a hospital where they pronounced him dead. Causes for the death are still unknown and are under investigation. The causes will be ruled by Tarrant County medical examiner.
The Pickens’s family spokesperson said, “Ty’s death is an unspeakable family tragedy and the family should be allowed to grieve his loss in private.”
T. Boone Pickens is an American business magnate. With an estimated current net worth of about $1.4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 328th-richest person in America and ranked 879th in the world.
Pickens senior is actively involved in politics and after his career in oil industry he is promoting alternative sources of energy.