Andrew Koppel, son of legendary news anchor Ted Koppel, died of an overdose of drugs and alcohol, the New York medical examiner announced Friday. Andrew Koppel died from acute intoxication from a combination of alcohol, heroin, cocaine and Valium, according to the examiner’s report.
40-year-old Andrew Koppell was found dead last month at a New York City the night after he allegedly went on a heavy drinking binge. The apartment belonged to a man named Russell Wimberly, whom Koppel reportedly met at a bar the night before he died.
Andrew Koppel’s death has been ruled an accident by the New York medical examiner. Koppel had reportedly consumed a large amount of alcohol before his death and also had traces of heroin, cocaine and the generic form of Valium in his system.
Nightline anchor Ted Koppel‘s son, 40-year-old Andrew Koppel, was found dead Monday morning in a New York City apartment. Andrew Koppel had allegedly spent the night before on a drinking binge. The official cause of Koppel’s death has not yet been determined.
Police were called to a Washington Heights apartment early Monday morning around 1:30 AM where they found Andrew Koppel unconscious and unresponsive. Rescue personnel were unable to revive him.
Koppel had allegedly been out drinking heavily the night before his death and went to the apartment with a man he met at a bar named Russell Wimberly. “We got to talking and he started buying me drinks,” Wimberly told the New York Post.
After drinking for hours, Wimberly told the Post he and Koppel went to an apartment of one of his friends to sleep it off. Wimberly said he and the woman who lived at the apartment late discovered Koppel seemed to have stopped breathing and called 911.
KoppelÂ reportedly lived in Queens with his girlfriend and young daughter.