Partner Devastated by NY Death of Ted Koppel’s Son

NEW YORK — The longtime partner of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel‘s son says she’s devastated by his death in New York City.

Ilona Lieberman released a statement Wednesday saying she will always remember Andrew Koppel as a “generous, loving and compassionate father, partner and friend.”

The 40-year-old Koppel was found dead Monday in a Manhattan apartment. Apartment owner Belinda Caban says Koppel was drunk when he showed up with one of her friends.

Police say the cause of his death hasn’t been determined but there’s no evidence of a crime. Autopsy results are pending.

Ted Koppel is the former anchor of ABC’s ‘Nightline.’ Andrew Koppel was one of his four children.

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