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Andrew Koppel, son of TV newsman Ted Koppel, was found dead in a Washington Heights apartment Monday morning after reportedly spending a day drinking with a man he had just met at a bar in NYC.

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The New York Post reports that 40-year-old Andrew was declared dead after paramedics arrived at a run-down apartment and found Andrew unconscious and not breathing in a bedroom.

Russell Wimberly, a 32-year-old waiter, met Andrew at a bar in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of the city and brought him to the apartment 12 hours later at around 11 p.m.

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Belinda Caban, who lives in the apartment, said Andrew “was just really messed up when he came in. He was very drunk.”

“I didn’t understand anything [Andrew] said,” Belinda  told the New York Post. “We took him to the bedroom and laid him down to rest.”

Belinda Caban and Russell Wimberly called 911 after they found a couple hours later that Andrew had gotten sick and didn’t appear to be breathing.

“His complexion wasn’t right. It was pale. I said to call the police,” Belinda explained. “When the ambulance came, they said he was dead.”

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Andrew reportedly started drinking at around noon at Smith’s Bar & Restaurant when he made friends with Russell Wimberly.

“He had a straw hat on, and I had one on, and he said, ‘Nice hat, man,’ ” Russell said. “We got to talking, and he started buying me drinks.” He added that Andrew drank straight whiskey, wanted to move from bar to bar and sipped a pint of Jameson as he did so.

“There was a lot of alcohol. He didn’t take anything else [drugs] around me, and neither of us ate all day,” he said. “We talked about our kids… He said he had a kid and loved [her] a lot.”

Andrew, who was an attorney for the New York City Housing Authority, lived with his girlfriend and their baby daughter.

After Russell and Andrew took a taxi to Belinda Caban’s apartment, Russell said that Andrew “wasn’t feeling good. I told him to lay down and turn the light off. He was snoring really loud. I thought he was out.”

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Andrew was Ted and Grace Anne Koppel’s only son and the third youngest of four children.

In 1994, he was convicted of a misdemeanor assault after striking a U.S. Senate aide in D.C. and ordered into alcohol treatment.  Three years earlier, he was in a fender bender while driving Ted’s Mercedes, reportedly drunk, in Maryland.

As of yet, Andrew’s cause of death has not been determined and no one has been charged.

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