Ted Koppel Son Dies
June 1, 2010 by Post Team
Ted Koppel Son Dies:Andrew Koppel, the son of TV anchor Ted Koppel, died early Monday after a marathon day of drinking in New York. He was 40. The New York Post reports Andrew went to an apartment at the end of the night with a new drinking buddy, Russell Wimberly, and was later found in a bedroom, unconscious and not breathing.
Belinda Caban, a resident of the apartment where he died Koppel, said: “I was just really in bad shape when he came in, was very drunk. I did not understand what he said. We took him to the room and laid him to rest.”
“Her complexion was not right. He was pale. I told him to call the police,” Koppel said Caban to find later that night. “When the ambulance arrived, said he was dead.”
Andrew Koppel was a lawyer from New York City Housing Authority. He was the only son of Ted Koppel and the third of four children.
The medical examiner has not yet determined the cause of death, and no one has been charged.
Subsequent reports Koppel lived with his girlfriend and his “daughter.”
Russell Wimberly Koppel recalled meeting earlier in the day: “I had a straw hat, and I had one, and he said:” Nice hat, man. “We started talking, and he started buying me drinks. There were a lot of alcohol. Do not take anything more [drug] around me, and none of us ate all day. We talked about our children … He said had a child and loved [his] lot. ”
The binge took a taxi to the apartment of Caban. Wimberly Koppel and stopped on the way to buy whiskey and beer.
“[He] did not feel right,” Koppel said of Wimberly. “I told him to lay down and turn off the light. He was snoring very strong. I thought you were out.”
The Post said Andrew Koppel was involved in a fender bender alcohol-related “,” Mercedes driver of his father in Maryland in 1990. In 1993, he was convicted of an assault on an aide to a senator in Washington, DC, and sent to the treatment of alcoholism.
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