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Ted Koppel's Son Found Dead After Alcohol Binge

Posted Tuesday June 1, 2010 8:15 AM GMT

Making for quite the difficult situation, Ted Koppel has lost his son Andrew Koppel after a reported drinking binge in New York City.

The 40-year-old son of the esteemed broadcast journalist was found dead early Tuesday morning (June 1) in a run-down apartment in Washington Heights

A source tells that Andrew Koppel was accompanied to the apartment by a 32-year-old waiter named Russell Wimberly - whom he had met at a Hell's Kitchen bar much earlier in the day.

An apartment resident tells the AP that Koppel "was just really messed up when he came in. He was very drunk." After finding Koppel not breathing at 1AM, just a few hours after returning home, Wimberly and the fellow resident called 9-1-1.

Shortly thereafter, police detective John Sweeney informed press that Koppel was declared dead at around 1:30AM with the cause of death yet to have been determined.

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