Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem 

click to enlarge A police officer creates a perimeter outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune. - AP PHOTO/RINGO H.W. CHIU
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  • A police officer creates a perimeter outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune.

A court filing by Andrew Getty, the oil heir found dead in Los Angeles, says he had a serious health problem.

The 47-year-old Getty, whose grandfather J. Paul Getty's fortune made his family among the richest in U.S. history, wrote in a March 16 filing for a restraining order against his girlfriend that a rise in his blood pressure would place him at risk of injury or death. He didn't specify the condition.

Getty was found dead at his home Tuesday. A coroner's investigator says it was likely due to natural causes or an accident because medication was found.

An official with knowledge of the investigation says the girlfriend, Lanessa DeJonge, who had a room at Getty's house, called authorities to the home.

The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing Wednesday.

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