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Ted Koppel’s Son Found Dead in New York Apartment

Jun 1, 2010  •  Post A Comment

The only son of former "Nightline" host Ted Koppel was found dead in a seedy New York City apartment after a going on a day-long drinking binge, the New York Post reports.

Andrew Koppel, 40, was found unconscious and not breathing in a bedroom of a Washington Weights apartment, and was declared dead by paramedics around 1:30 a.m. on Monday. Koppel, who worked as an attorney for New York’s Housing Authority, had been brought to the apartment by 32-year old waiter Russell Wimberly whom he had met at a bar about 12 hours earlier.

A woman who lives at the apartment said Koppel was "very drunk" and that she and the waiter had put him in the bedroom to rest when after a few hours he didn’t appear to be breathing. 

Koppel had lived with his girlfriend and their baby daughter in Queens, New York. Ted Koppel couldn’t be reached for comment, the Post said.

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