Glam Baby Bumps: Ted Koppel's Son Died Of Booze And Drugs

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ted Koppel's Son Died Of Booze And Drugs


On June 1st Andrew Koppel, the son of TV news anchor Ted Koppel, was found dead in his New York apartment. Autopsy results were released today and it was revealed that Andrew died from a drug and alcohol overdose. In his system was found a combination of heroin, cocaine, generic Valium and other prescription pills, as well as a whole lot of booze.

"Koppel, who lived in Queens with his girlfriend and baby daughter, began a drinking binge around noon on May 31 at a bar in Hell’s Kitchen where he befriended Russell Wimberly, a 32-year-old waiter, according to reports.

The two drank all day and arrived together at Wimberly’s friend’s Washington Heights apartment late in the evening. “[Andrew] wasn’t even really walking. He wasn’t making sense,” the friend, Belinda Caban, told PEOPLE.

A few hours after putting him to bed, Wimberly and Caban discovered Koppel wasn’t breathing and called 911."


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