Son of Penguins co-owner dead at 27

Andrew Burke (left) was the son of Penguins co-owner Ronald Burke (center). (Photo by Timothy Norris/Getty Images)

Andrew Burkle — son of Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ronald Burkle — has died, according to People. He was 27.

Andrew Burkle reportedly died early Monday. His body was found in his Beverly Hills apartment. Burkle’s cause of death has not been released at this time.

In a statement, the Burkle family told People that Andrew was a “young man full of life” who will be “greatly missed.”

“It is with the deepest regret and sadness that we announce the death of Andrew C. Burkle on January 6, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California,” his bereaved family said. “He is deeply loved by his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

“Andrew was known as a young man full of life and entrepreneurial energy. Everyone he met commented on his humble demeanor and hard work,” the statement continues.

“While the family appreciates the outpouring of love and support, they ask that the privacy of the family be respected during this difficult time. There are no further details at this time.”

Ronald Burkle teamed with Mario Lemieux to purchase the Penguins in 1999. Ronald and Andrew Burkle took a picture with the Stanley Cup on the ice following the Penguins’ win in 2017.

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