Texas oil tycoon T. Boon Pickens’ grandson has died, according to CBS News. 21-year old Thomas Boone Pickens, known as Ty died on Jan. 29 after being rushed to a Forth Worth hospital, according to police and a family spokesperson.
The tycoon's grandson was a junion at Texas Christian University. Pickens' spokesman, Jay Rosser, called the death an "unspeakable family tragedy" and requested that the public give the family privacy to grieve in private.
The family has issued a statement on the tragedy. “Ty's loss at such a young age is an unspeakable family tragedy for the entire Pickens family and his many friends. We mourn his passing and respectfully request that the family be allowed to grieve in private in this time of sorrow."
According to CBS news, officers received a report of a dead individual at an off-campus address on the morning of Jan. 29. A police spokeswoman reported that Ty was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, and added that the Tarrant County medical examiner would determine the cause of death.
The cause of death has not been released at this time.
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