( 4UMF NEWS ) Man Found Dead In Demi Moore’s Pool:
A dead man was found floating in a pool at actress Demi Moore’s home on Sunday, Los Angeles police said.
The 21-year-old man apparently drowned at the star’s house near Beverly Hills after partying through the night Saturday.
Neither Moore, 52, nor any of her kids were home at the time, police said. The party, described as a “small gathering,” was hosted by one of the actress’ assistants, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez told the Daily News.
The actress issued a statement Sunday night.
“I am in absolute shock,” Moore said. “I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news.
“The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends.”
Los Angeles firefighters were called to the home about 5 a.m. Sunday, and they notified police after finding the dead man.
“It appears to be a tragic accident,” Lopez said, adding the coroner’s office will determine the cause of death.
The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was one of about six guests at Moore’s 6,716-square-foot mansion. Partygoers told investigators he’d been floating on a raft and possibly fell asleep before toppling into the water, authorities said.
Officials described him as a Hispanic man from Los Angeles who did not know how to swim.
“He was apparently found this morning floating in the rear pool area,” said Lt. Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
“He was pulled out and paramedics attempted to resuscitate him but got no response. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” Corral said. “LAPD later notified our office, and we brought him down to our facility for a medical examination in the next few days.”
Moore, 52, and then-husband Ashton Kutcher, 37, bought the 1950s house in 2003 and expanded it to six bedrooms to make room for the actress’s children.
The home, which is surrounded by a wide deck on the wooded lot, “works really well for entertaining,” Moore told Architectural Digest in 2007.
Moore’s daughters have been staying at the home this summer and throwing pool parties “every day and night,” neighbors told TMZ.
The 21-year-old Tallulah Willis, Moore’s youngest daughter with ex-husband Bruce Willis, 60, has posted several pool party pics to Instagram recently, including a nighttime shot two weeks ago showing about a dozen shirtless revelers.
“This picture doesn’t do justice to the glory that was our pool party last night,” Willis wrote in the caption.
It wasn’t clear if that pic was taken at her mom’s pool. It appeared Tallulah was in New York on Saturday, according to a photo on her Instagram page.
Police are awaiting the coroner’s investigation to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the man’s death, authorities said.