Scott Sterling, the 32-year-old son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, was found dead on the couch in his Malibu apartment on the 22600 block of Pacific Coast Highway at around 11:29 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
L.A. County sheriff’s detectives said there was no evidence that would suggest foul play and that they believe the cause of death was died of a drug overdose. They would not know for sure until toxicology tests conducted by the coroner were completed in several weeks.
Donald Sterling, 77, a real estate tycoon with $1.9 billion in assets and has owned the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team since 1981 as well as other family members and friends had not seen him for a couple of days.
The case remains under investigation.
He was described by neighbors as “friendly, intelligent and kind.” One resident of the building, called Sterling a “nice guy” who would wave when she saw him walking his dog. “He said hello,” the resident said. “It’s a sad day here.”
Sterling had been arrested in the 1999 Beverly Hills shooting of childhood friend Philip Scheid, but he was never charged in the case. Read more and Video Here
Beverly Hills police said Philip Scheid was shot in the legs during an argument at Donald Sterling’s mansion. Scheid said he was shot from behind while running away. Sterling said he fired in self-defense after Scheid approached him with a knife. The county district attorney’s office declined to file criminal charges, citing credibility problems with the victim.
Donald Sterling… Scott’s father is a multimillionaire, a philanthropist has owned the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team since 1981, when it was based in San Die