Andre Young, Jr., Son of Dr. Dre, Dies at 20

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Andre Young, Jr., the son of hip-hop producer Dr. Dre (real name Andre Young, Sr.) died over the weekend, the music mogul's rep confirms.

The younger Dre was only 20.

His body was discovered by his mother at his home in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Saturday morning, according to the L.A. County Coroner's office.

"Dr. Dre is mourning the tragic loss of his son," rep Lori Earl said in a statement. "Please respect his family's grief and privacy at this time."

Young's mother told Los Angeles police that she attempted to rouse her son at 10:24 a.m. on Saturday, and when she couldn't, she immediately called paramedics. They pronounced Andre Young, Jr., dead at the scene.

Andre Young, Jr., "had been out with friends" the previous night before returning home around 5:30 a.m., according to the L.A. County coroner's office.

An autopsy was performed Monday. No foul play is expected.

Dr. Dre, is one of rap's most prolific figures. After achieving fame with N.W.A., Dre released The Chronic in 1992 and went on to sign and collaborate with some of hip hop's top acts, such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem and numerous others.

An outpouring of support flooded Dr. Dre's MySpace page in the wake of his son's passing. We hope Andre, Jr., rests in peace. Dr. Dre has four other children: sons Curtis, 26, Marcel, 17, and Truth, 11, and daughter Truly, 7.

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My heart cries for you. I can't imagine. I have a namesake son and I feel for you.

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my heart and prayers go out to dre's family may he rest in peace he is in gods hands now awaiting your arival take care young dre you will be missed

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My heart goes out to Dr.Dre and his family.Time will ease the pain.I just had three young family members pass,ages 18 yrs.old 18mos. old and 28 yrs. old.I wonder why the young are dying so early. Rest In Peace Young Dre.

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rest in peace

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My prayes go out to you and your family for your loss

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