Thomas Boone Pickens IV was pronounced dead at a Fort Worth, Tex. area hospital. The 21-year-old junior at Texas Christian University was brought to the hospital in a private vehicle, according to a report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Pickens, who went by the name “Ty,” was the grandson of oil tycoon and hedge fund manager, T. Boone Pickens. A spokesman for the family released a statement saying, “We mourn his passing and respectfully request that the family be allowed to grieve in private.”
The Star-Telegram says police were notified by the hospital of Picken’s death and are investigating. The cause of death will be ruled by the Tarrant County medical examiner.
TCU released a statement saying, “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.” Pickens was majoring in strategic communication at the university.