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John Paul Getty III

Born: 1956-11-04 - Died: 2010-02-05
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Death Summary: The official cause of death has not been announced. However, Getty had been battling a long running illness due to a drug overdose many years ago.

Who was John Paul Getty III : John Paul Getty III is famous for being the grandson of the famous oil tycoon, Jean Paul Getty. Who was at one point, the richest man in the world. Getty III's life was extremely tragic; he faced many struggles early in life and later on as well.

Getty III spent most of his time in Rome, Italy, because his father was the head of the Italian section of the family business. His parents divorced early in his life, which led to his father moving around quite a bit.

In 1973, Getty III was kidnapped in Rome. The kidnappers demanded $17 million in ransom money, in exchange for his return. At first the family didn't pay, because they believed this to be a ploy by the rebellious Getty. After a few months, the family received a second letter from the kidnappers. This time it had Getty III's ear and a lock of hair in it. After the letter was received, the Getty family paid the ransom. Later, many of the kidnappers were arrested.

After his kidnapping, Getty III began to become out of control. In 1981, he overdosed on drugs. It led to him having a stroke, which left him paralyzed and nearly blind. He never fully recovered, and would continue to have health problems.

Getty III is survived by two children, and six grandchildren. Along with his children and grandchildren, he's survived by his wife Gisela Zacher.
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  1. Rachael Says:

    Why would you think it’s still a prank by your son if he went missing for several MONTHS? God, his family was horrible to him! And they even made him repay the ransom at 4% interest! WOW. Rest in peace, dude. I wouldn’t want to be alive if I had a family like yours.

  2. dirk digler Says:

    If you are a website dedicated to this……why not try having something other then “undisclosed” for a cause of death on every single person…this is one of the stupidist f@#Ken sites I have ever seen…..you should be embarrassed.

  3. Richard Verreault Says:

    Yes I agree that krank face died from o/d

  4. Mark Says:

    Dude, I feel sorry for u, rip mate

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