Clippers owner Donald Sterling's son dead of apparent overdose, according to report

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The Clippers will be in mourning as an unexpected death has shocked Donald Sterling's family.

The Los Angeles Clippers will be dealing with tragedy as Scott Sterling, the son of owner Donald Sterling, was found dead in his apartment late Tuesday night. The cause of death is still unknown, but a drug overdose is suspected pending an autopsy, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Police arrived at the 22600 block of the Pacific Coast Highway after receiving a call that Sterling's body was discovered around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday at a home in Malibu. He was 31.

Donald Sterling, who made his fortune in the real estate market, has owned the Clippers since 1981. The team is finally relevant after years as a punchline and had just seen a 17-game winning streak end. The Clippers were enjoying their most successful season under Sterling's oft-criticized leadership. The season is now tainted as the controversial owner will have to deal with the death of his son.

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