The three-year-old nephew of Ridiculousness co-host Sterling “Steelo” has died after falling into the MTV star’s pool.
Us Weekly reports that Justin Robert Brim Jr tragically drowned after falling into the water last Friday.
Speaking with the publication, Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter revealed that the boy was visiting from Chicago at the time of the incident.
“His dad was out in the backyard and turned away for a moment and walked in through a door and came back out and the child was discovered in the deep end of the pool,” he said.
“They retrieved the child, started CPR and paramedics transported him to the hospital.”
He was pronounced dead at noon the same day.
According to Winter, an autopsy found the final cause of death to be accidental drowning.
Brim, 29, broke the heartbreaking news in a statement to TMZ.
“Last weekend, my beloved nephew passed away in a tragic accident,” he said.
“We will miss him dearly and ask for prayers and privacy during this time of mourning.”
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