A 21-year-old man drowned in the swimming pool of the Beverly Hills home of actress Demi Moore, news reports said Sunday.
Police arrived at the scene in the early hours and found a man who was being treated by paramedics, the Los Angeles Times said, adding that the man was pronounced dead at the scene soon after.
Moore was not at home at the time, the newspaper quoted Sergeant A Bone of the Los Angeles Police Department as saying. The 52-year-old actress is travelling out of town. Police said that her assistant was present when the body was found.
"From what I understand it was a staff member," he added.
Celebrity website TMZ, citing law enforcement sources, said the man did not know how to swim and appeared to have slipped and fallen into the pool. Police are still investigating.
In a statement to People.com, Moore expressed her shock over the death.
"I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got this devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man's family and friends," Moore said in the statement.
"I ask that you please respect the privacy of all concerned during this sensitive time,"she added.
According to Times of India, a neighbour of the actress also told TMZ that Moore's three children with former husband Bruce Willis have been staying at the house and throwing "parties every day, day and night." However, law enforcement told the site that no one from Moore's family was present when the body was found.
Moore, 52, has starred in movies including the hit Ghost (1990) and GI Jane (1997).
She was previously married to Ashton Kutcher and before that to Bruce Willis.
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