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Sources: Pickens may have taken drugs before death


UPDATE: According to KXAS, sources said Pickens may have taken Xanax and heroin before his death.

DALLAS – Authorities are investigating how the grandson of T. Boone Pickens died in Texas Tuesday.

According to KXAS, sources said Pickens may have taken Xanax and heroin before his death.

Officials said 21-year-old Thomas Boone Pickens, IV, or Ty, was taken from his condo at Texas Christian University to the hospital where he later died. 

A spokesperson for T. Boone Pickens said he was in Fort Worth, Texas, for a family emergency.

In a statement, Pickens expressed grief over the loss saying,

“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.”

TCU said in a statement Tuesday,

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this member of our community and our hearts and thoughts are with Ty’s family at this time,” Cavins Tull said, TCU vice chancellor for student affairs. “Staff members are available if students need to speak with someone about this sad news.”

Read more from our Dallas affiliate, KXAS