Paul Auster’s son dies of overdose a few weeks after his daughter

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Paul Auster’s son dies of overdose – after being accused of opioid poisoning his daughter

Paul Auster is a best-selling author and speaks out against Donald Trump. His second marriage is to author Siri Hustvedt

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Bestselling author Paul Auster is mourning the loss of his son after the death of his 10-month-old granddaughter. Like his child, Daniel Auster died of opioid poisoning. He was being investigated for the death of his daughter.

Daniel Auster, son of best-selling car Paul Auster, was found unconscious in a New York City subway station on April 20 and died in a hospital on Tuesday, a police spokesman told AFP on Thursday. According to the New York Post, he died of an overdose.

The 44-year-old was arrested almost two weeks ago for the death of his daughter Ruby and accused of manslaughter and negligent homicide. He was released on bail. According to police, the baby died in November as a result of “acute poisoning” with the anesthetic fentanyl and heroin while staying in Auster’s apartment in the Brooklyn district of New York.

According to media reports, Auster said at the time that he had injected himself with heroin and then fell asleep next to his daughter. When he woke up, the baby was unconscious. Ruby died in hospital shortly thereafter.

Paul Auster’s son Daniel was previously in contact with the judiciary

Daniel Auster has had problems with the judiciary in the past. After the 1996 murder of suspected drug dealer Andre “Angel” Melendez, he confessed to being in possession of $3,000 stolen from Melendez. Auster was given a suspended sentence at the time. His roommate at the time and another suspect confessed to killing Melendez.

His father Paul Auster is one of the most successful writers in the USA. He achieved international fame with his “New York Trilogy” and the novel “Leviathan”. In his 2003 book Night of the Oracle, the narrator is a writer whose son is a drug addict. Daniel Auster was the son of Paul Auster and his first wife Lydia Davis.


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