J. Paul Getty III

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J. Paul Getty III (died in 2011) was a grandson of the oil baron J. Paul Getty. He was kidnapped when young, and the "aftermath of the ordeal left Mr. Getty as a reckless personality; the year after his release he married a German photographer whose name has been variously reported as Gisela Zacher and Martine Zacher. They lived for a time in New York, where they consorted with the art crowd of Andy Warhol. Mr. Getty became a drug user and a heavy drinker. His grandfather had died in 1976, and after his overdose, he sued his father for $28,000 a month to pay for his medical needs.

"Mr. Getty’s marriage ended in divorce. Beside his son, survivors include his mother, who cared for him after his stroke; a brother, Mark; two sisters, Aileen and Ariadne; a stepdaughter, Anna Getty; and six grandchildren and stepgrandchildren. "[1] His son is the actor Balthazar Getty.

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  1. New York Times J. Paul Getty III, 54, Dies; Had Ear Cut Off by Captors, organizational web page, accessed February 6, 2012.