RadarOnline.com obtained exclusive images of the struggling addict hanging out at a seedy motel during an alleged drug spree in 2016. Shots from one month later also show him leaving a pawn shop looking disheveled with bruises, scabs and soars all over his body.
The photos taken in July of that year show him living in a motel in Westwood, Los Angeles, known to be frequented by drug addicts. The photographer who captured the shady shots said Jason “appeared to be doin drug deals” and was “incoherent.”
“He was twitchy and seemed to get confused where he was, and appeared to be under the influence of drugs. It was very sad to see. Nobody would believe he was at one time an heir to an oil fortune,” the photographer added.
After spending five days in the motel wearing the same sweats and flip flops and eating junk food, Jason was thrown out. A source told Radar at the time that the billionaire heir — nicknamed “Gummi Bear” — was seen moving his possessions out of the motel after police arrived and found his room littered with hypodermic needles.
One horrific image of the room even shows a needle hanging from the ceiling.
Marvin made his fortune as chair of Davis Petroleum and as the temporary owner of 20th Century Fox. He purchased the company in 1981 and sold it four years later to Rupert Murdoch, gaining more than $300 million in profit. He also owned the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Monterrey, California.
Born into the limelight, Jason had a very public battle with substance abuse before his untimely death at age 35.
Trying To Change
In 2010, he appeared on the fourth season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to deal with his addiction to heroin, OxyContin and Xanax.
On the reunion show, Jason admitted he relapsed twice, but then got sober.
Still, he was arrested in January 2011 for drug possession and was later charged with felony possession and being under the influence of narcotics.
After his 2016 drug craze, Jason was hospitalized various times and treated for the soars on his arms and legs caused by his heroin use.
Following more than one near-death experience, he got sober, and dedicated his final months to running the Cure Addiction Now charity that he co-founded.
A source told Radar that his fatal overdose came after he was left feeling upset over a recent breakup.
Jason was found dead in his Los Angeles home this past weekend. No further details have been revealed.
“I am so heartbroken to share the saddest news of my life that my son Jason Davis passed away this morning in Los Angeles. Jason had a true heart of gold with such a zest for life,” his mom, Nancy, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “He was such a caring soul to everybody who ever knew him. He loved his friends and his family above all else. We ask for privacy as we take time to grieve this most devastating loss.”
Jason is survived by his mother, Nancy, wine grower father Nebil Zarif, brothers Brandon and Alexander, and two half-sisters, Isabella and Mariella Rickel, from his mom’s second marriage to Ken Rickel.