FORT WORTH -- The grandson of billionaire oil magnate T. Boone Pickens has died, according to a statement sent to students of Texas Christian University.
Thomas (Ty) Boone Pickens IV was a student at the university, and the school confirmed Ty Pickens died off campus. No further information was released.
"We are deeply saddened by the loss of this member of our community and our hearts and thoughts are with Ty's family at this time," said TCU Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull. "Staff members are available if students need to speak with someone about this sad news."
The Pickens family also released a statement through Jay Rosser, Vice President of Public Affairs for BP Capital.
"Ty’s loss at such a young age is an unspeakable family tragedy for the entire Pickens family and his many friends," the statement read. "We mourn his passing and respectfully request that the family be allowed to grieve in private in this time of sorrow."