John Paul Getty III
American businessmanDied when: 54 years 93 days (651 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
John Paul Getty III (; born Eugene Paul Getty III;November 4, 1956 – February 5, 2011) was the grandson of American oil tycoon J.
Paul Getty, who was once the richest man in the world.While living in Rome in 1973, he was kidnapped by the 'Ndrangheta and held for a $17 million ransom.
His grandfather was reluctant to pay, but, after his severed ear was received by a newspaper, he negotiated a payment of $2.2 million, and Getty was released five months after being kidnapped.
Getty developed an addiction to drugs and alcohol soon after, eventually leading to an overdose and stroke which left him severely disabled for the rest of his life.
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