J. Paul Getty III

 

 

Age: 54

 

Summary: grandson of J. Paul Getty, the oil baron once believed to be the richest man in the world, and father of actor Balthazar Getty who was kidnapped at age 16 in 1973 by Italian gangsters who cut off his right ear when a $17 million ransom was not paid, but who had been wheelchair-bound since 1981 when a drug overdose caused him to have a stroke that left him severely paralyzed, unable to speak, and partly blind.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

 

Born: November 4, 1956

 

Died: February 5, 2011

 

Location: London, England