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Rap star Dr Dre's son found dead

Dr Dre
Hip-hop mogul Dr Dre is the founder of Aftermath Entertainment

The 20-year-old son of rap star Dr Dre has been found dead at his family's home in Los Angeles.

The body of Andre Young Jr - who was named after his father - was found by his mother.

"Dr Dre is mourning the loss of his son Andre Young Jr," Dr Dre's publicist Lori Earl said in a statement.

The cause of death is not likely to be determined for eight weeks while toxicology tests are carried out, coroner John Kades said.

Dr Dre is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, producer and record executive.

As the founder of Aftermath Entertainment and a former co-owner of Death Row Records, he has produced songs by artists like Eve, Mary J Blige and Snoop Dogg.

He has also overseen the careers of many rappers including Eminem and 50 Cent.


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