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Mansion oil heir Andrew Getty died in on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles

The Spanish-style mansion, in which Andrew Getty was found dead, on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles
The Spanish-style mansion, in which Andrew Getty died, on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles

The Hollywood mansion where oil heir Andrew Getty died features on Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles tonight.

The playboy, a member of the billion-dollar Getty dynasty, was found dead in a bathroom at the 7,712 sq. ft property in March last year.

A Coroner’s report found meth use was a contributing factor in the death of the 47-year-old, J. Paul Getty’s grandson.

Tonight on BravoTV’s Million Dollar Los Angeles, real-estate agent Josh Flagg lands the property — which also oozes with Hollywood history and features Charlie Chaplin’s signature in the wine cellar.

The episode sees Flagg get some interest in the home from potential buyers, but it struggles to get offers.

The mansion was built by silent screen actor John Bowers and his wife Marguerite De La Motte back in 1926 and sits on a 7-acre property in the Hollywood Hills.

It was later bought by Hungarian Miklós Rózsa, the Oscar-winning composer of Ben-Hur.

During the 20s the Spanish-style mansion was a favorite party venue for screen stars and other famous faces.

Charlie Chaplin’s signature is on a cupboard in the wine cellar alongside those of other revellers who used to come there to drink the night away into the early hours.

The property features eight bedrooms and six bathrooms, and even has a secret hidden booze locker from the prohibition era.

Flagg says the property “reeks of Hollywood history”, adding: “This is how rich people used to live, back in the 20s.”

Andrew Getty was found by paramedics in a bathroom at the property on March 31, 2015, after his ex-girlfriend, actress Lanessa DeJonge, called 911.

An autopsy found he died of intestinal hemorrhage, heart disease and acute methamphetamine intoxication.

Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles airs Thursdays at 9/8c on Bravo.

Julian is the editor of Monsters & Critics. He has worked as a journalist for more than ten years, previously as an editor at the world's biggest-selling English language newspaper, The Sun. He has also contributed to a string of other publications including The Telegraph.

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