Koppel’s Son Had Heroin, Cocaine, and Prescription Drugs in System at Time of Death


There was more than just booze coursing through the veins of Ted Koppel’s son when he died in a stranger’s apartment in Washington Heights last month. According to coroners, “he died from acute intoxication due to the combined effects of alcohol; heroin; cocaine; diazepam, the generic form of Valium; and Levamisole, a drug used to cut other drugs.” It was ruled an accident. Andrew Wemberly, the stranger who befriended him and went on a drinking binge at his side, eventually taking him home to sleep it off, had said at the time: “There was a lot of alcohol. He didn’t take anything else [drugs] around me, and neither of us ate all day.” That dude’s not talking today.

Koppel’s son died from overdose of drugs, alcohol [AP]