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Grandson of oil tycoon Pickens dies

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A spokesman for T. Boone Pickens says the oil tycoon's grandson has died.

Details on the death of Thomas Boone Pickens IV were not immediately available Tuesday.

A statement from Jay Rosser, the elder Pickens' spokesman, called the death an "unspeakable family tragedy."

Rosser said in a statement, "We mourn his passing and respectfully request that the family be allowed to grieve in private."

Fort Worth police said they responded to a report of a deceased person about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and that the person was taken by private vehicle to a hospital where he died.

The grandson, who went by Ty, was a junior at Texas Christian University.

The Tarrant County medical examiner will determine the cause of death, a police spokeswoman said.

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