EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Ted Koppel's Son Could Have Been Saved

Jun. 22 2010, Published 9:00 a.m. ET

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The woman who lives in the apartment where Ted Koppel's son died of an overdose has told she should have called 911 immediately - a move that could have saved his life.

In an exclusive interview with, Belinda Caban -- who watched television with a friend for four hours while Andrew Koppel, 40, lay dead in her New York City apartment -- said if she had known he had taken such a deadly cocktail of drugs, she would have called for help.

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A toxicology report revealed that Koppel had a fatal combination of heroin, cocaine, valium and alcohol in his system when he died.

Wimberly and Koppel met at Smith's Bar and Restaurant in Hell's Kitchen at around noon of May 30, and proceeded to go on a 12-hour bar-hopping bender around the area.

Caban said that she has since cut off all contact with Wimberly because she is so distraught by Koppel's death.

"I don't talk to Russell anymore," she revealed. "It just got to me."

Andrew's father, Ted Koppel, has made no attempt to contact Caban, she added.

"His dad never came here," she said.

"If my son died, I would show up to find out what happened. I would have wanted to see the person who saw him last, I would have wanted to see who my son was with last."



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