Grandson of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies

Grandson of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens dies

Credit: WFAA

Thomas (Ty) Boone Pickens IV was a student at Texas Christian University, and the school confirmed Ty Pickens died off campus. No further information was released.

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by Associated Press

WFAA

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 9:43 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas -- A spokesman for T. Boone Pickens says a grandson of the oil tycoon has died.

Pickens' spokesman Jay Rosser said Tuesday that the death of Thomas Boone Pickens IV is an "unspeakable family tragedy."  He asked that the family be allowed to grieve in private.

Neither Rosser nor Fort Worth police have said what may have caused the death of the TCU junior, who went by the name Ty.

A police spokeswoman says officers responded to a report of a dead person at an off-campus location around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Ty Boone Pickens was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the Tarrant County medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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