Ted Koppel's Son Died From Combining Cocaine, Heroin, Valium And Alcohol

Jun. 18 2010, Published 10:15 a.m. ET

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The medical examiners office in New York City says that Ted Koppel’s son died from a deadly combination of alcohol and drugs, has learned. has confirmed the death of Andrew Koppel has been ruled as “accidental.”

The 40-year-old died May 31 from “acute intoxication due to combined effects of ethanol (liquor), heroin, cocaine, diazepam (Valium) and levamisole.”

Andrew had been out drinking with a man at Smith's Bar and Restaurant in Hell's Kitchen the day before. It’s believed that was dead for four hours in a seedy apartment before he was found.

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Andrew was the third youngest of the former Nightline host and his wife, Grace Anne. He was their only son.

At the time, he was a student at Georgetown Law School.


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