Ty Pickens, grandson of T. Boone Pickens and a junior strategic communication major at TCU, has died, multiple media sources have reported.Â The circumstances of Pickens’ death were not immediately available.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of this member of our community and our hearts and thoughts are with Ty’s family at this time,” Cavins Tull, TCU vice chancellor for student affairs, told TCU’s student newspaper. “Staff members are available if students need to speak with someone about this sad news.”
UPDATE: From NBC-DFW
Sources: Drug overdose eyed in death of T. Boone Pickens’ grandson, 21-year-old Thomas Boone “Ty” Pickens IV. Latest on NBC 5 at 5. @nbcdfw
— ScottGordonNBC5 (@ScottGordonNBC5) January 29, 2013