You may have heard that Donald Sterling’s son had been found dead in Malibu. Tragically this is true, but chances are you may have missed the story, when it quietly got buried in the press last year.

Scott Sterling


KTLA revived the story and it went viral after Sterling received a lifetime ban from the NBA and a $2.5 million fine.

According to the KTLA story from January 2013, Scott Sterling was found dead in his Malibu apartment.

Sterling and his estranged wife, Shelly, released a statement about the death, saying “our son Scott has fought a long and valiant battle against Type 1 Diabetes. His death is a terrible tragedy.” source

On Twitter, users were sharing the story as if it were a recent development.

“Damn R.I.P. Donald Sterling’s son Daniel Sterling found dead,” one person wrote.

Added another, “So Donald Sterling son was found dead.”

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