How horrifying. The body of a 21-year-old man was found dead in Demi Moore’s pool at her Beverly Hills home on July 19, and HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVE details straight from the scene.
This is so shocking. Police discovered a 21-year-old’s dead body in Demi Moore’s swimming pool on July 19. A party was thrown at Demi’s house while she wasn’t home, and the young man apparently drowned in the pool. HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVE details about the situation.
The investigation is still ongoing, but Sergeant Barry Montgomery said that LAPD received a 911 call at approximately 4:50 a.m. on July 19 of a possible drowning victim, HollywoodLife.com has learned. Paramedics attempted to revive the young man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was later identified as Edenilson Steven Valle.
“Further investigation revealed that earlier in the evening there was a small gathering at the residence, which did involve swimming in the pool,” Sergeant Montgomery said. “Prior to that gathering ending, several witnesses stated they located and found the victim in the pool unresponsive.”
Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the man’s death. “At this time, the preliminary investigation revealed this most likely was just a tragic accident,” Sergeant Montgomery continued. No foul play is suspected. An assistant was in charge of the gathering at Demi’s home, police said.
Demi nor her family — Rumer, 26, Scout, 23, and 21-year-old Tallulah — were home. Demi is currently out of town but she released a statement saying, “I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news. The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends. I ask that you please respect the privacy of all concerned during this sensitive time.”
TMZ first reported the news. The man who died didn’t know how to swim, and the outlet claims he slipped and fell in the pool. A neighbor told the outlet that Demi’s kids have been staying at her house for weeks and have been throwing “parties every day, day and night.” This is so sad. The young man was only 21 years old. Plus, this must be such a frightening thing to come home to. Poor Demi. HollywoodLife.com has reached out for comment.
Demi and Bruce’s youngest daughter, Tallulah, recently shared a photo of Demi, Scout and herself lounging by Demi’s pool over Father’s Day weekend. Demi’s incredible bikini body — she’s 52! — was put on display.
Demi recently finished up filming the western film Forsaken, which co-stars Kiefer and Donald Sutherland. The actress was notably seen supporting daughter Rumer as she competed in season 20 of Dancing with the Stars, alongside ex-husband Bruce Willis. Tallulah entered inpatient treatment for 45 days in 2014 for various issues, including an eating disorder. Tallulah admitted in a StyleLikeU video in Aug. 2014 that she had been diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder.
Our thoughts go out to the victim’s family and Demi during this difficult time.
— Avery Thompson, with reporting by Jon Boon