Balthazar Getty

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Balthazar Getty

Balthazar Getty, (AP) – J. Paul Getty III, the grand-son of a troubled multimillionaire oilman who once lost an ear in a kidnapping macabre, died at the age of 54. His son, actor Balthazar Getty has confirmed Tuesday that his father died Saturday, surrounded by his family in his English manor in Buckinghamshire, northwest London. The cause of death was not disclosed. ( Read Balthazar Getty more... )

7 Things About Balthazar Getty- Son of John Paul Getty III

The actor Balthazar Getty lost his father this week – J. Paul Getty III who was the grandson of American oil magnate J. Paul Getty.

His father J. Paul Getty III was just 54 when he died. He passed away in Buckinghamshire, England and was famous not just for being an heir to the Getty name but for his very public misfortunes. At the age of 16 he was kidnapped while in Rome. His billionaire granddad didn’t want to pay the kidnappers so they cut off J. Paul Getty’s ear. He was released after being held for five months. After this ordeal he became involved in drugs and alcohol. He had a stroke in 1981 which left him a quadriplegic and nearly blind.

His son Balthazar Getty’s life has been far less dramatic but still pretty interesting. Here are five things about Balthazar Getty. ( Read Balthazar Getty more... )

Balthazar Getty confirms father's death in London

Actor Balthazar Getty today confirmed that his father, J. Paul Getty III, died in England on Saturday at age 54.

J. Paul Getty III, paralyzed since a 1981 stroke, died surrounded by family at his English mansion in Buckinghamshire, northwest of London, reports AP. The cause of death was not disclosed. ( Read Balthazar Getty more... )

Troubled grandson of J. Paul Getty dies at 54

LONDON (AP) — J. Paul Getty III, the troubled grandson of one of the world's richest men who lost an ear in a grisly kidnapping as a teenager and suffered a devastating stroke as a young man, has died. He was 54.

His son, actor Balthazar Getty, confirmed that his father had died Saturday at his Buckinghamshire estate northwest of London surrounded by his family. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Getty had been gravely ill for some time. ( Read Balthazar Getty more... )

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