Ted Koppel's Son Dies After Drinking Binge

Witness: 'He was very drunk'
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Jun 1, 2010 6:04 AM CDT
Updated Jun 1, 2010 7:52 AM CDT
Ted Koppel poses for photographers as he arrives for the 28th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards. He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at the event.   (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
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(Newser) – The son of former ABC newscaster Ted Koppel has been found dead in a New York City apartment after an apparent daylong drinking binge with a 32-year-old waiter he had just met, police say. Andrew Koppel, 40, was declared dead at around 1:30am yesterday, reports the AP. A 53-year-old woman who lives in the apartment tells the New York Post that Koppel appeared "really messed up," and "very drunk" when he came in.

"I didn't understand anything [Koppel] said. We took him to the bedroom and laid him down to rest." A few hours later, the pair discovered Koppel not breathing and called 911.

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