Demi Moore Sympathises With Family Of Man Who Drowned In Her Pool

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[9:55] Actress Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis (L) attend the premiere of the film "Palo Alto"
IN PHOTO: Actress Demi Moore and daughter Rumer Willis (L) attend the premiere of the film "Palo Alto" in Los Angeles May 5, 2014. Reuters/Phil McCarten

A man allegedly drowned in the swimming pool of Demo Moore’s Beverly Hills home. The actress said she is currently in “absolute shock” over the accident. 

On Sunday, tragedy strikes the home of actress Demi when a man by the name of Edenilson Steven Valle, 21 drowned on her pool. Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Fred Corral shared with KTTV that the young man was pulled from the pool’s deep end. According to the Lt., Steven had only been in the water for approximately 15 minutes. He was pronounced dead at around 5:30 am local time on Sunday. The actress released a statement through her publicist Heidi Lopata, on the incident.

She said she was not in the house, not even in the country, when the accident happened. On her statement, the 52-year old A-list star shared that she was out of the country traveling to meet her daughters for a birthday celebration when she was notified of the unfortunate news. She explained that the whole incident happened at a party held by her assistant while she was not around. Moore said that it is an “unthinkable tragedy” and she sympathises with the young man’s family and friends  “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,” the statement read, issued to the Wrap.

According to Corral, the victim’s family and friends have notified his office that Valle did not know how to swim. TMZ had already reported, citing the law enforcement reports on the matter, that it seemed Valle just slipped and fell into the pool. As for alcohol, reports showed that there was only a limited amount. The caretakers and some guests went out at some point of the party when the accident happened. When they returned, Valle was already floating around. Police reports provided that the whole thing was just an accident and no foul play was involved.

Moore’s statement that she was not at home at the time of the drawing has also been corroborated by the Los Angeles Police Department.  

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