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Demi Moore 'in shock' over pool death at LA home

Demi Moore has said she is in "absolute shock" over the death of a 21-year-old man in the pool at her Los Angeles home.

Demi Moore was not at her home when the man died Credit: Reuters

In a statement released through her publicist, the 52-year-old actress said she was out of the country at the time but the death at a party hosted by her assistant was an "unthinkable tragedy".

The victim, Edenilson Valle, had gone missing for 10 or 15 minutes before his friends found him floating in the deep end of the pool yesterday morning, said coroner's official Lieutenant Fred Corral.

Mr Valle's family and friends told investigators he did not know how to swim.

Police went to the home on the 9000 block of Oak Pass Road in west Los Angeles after receiving a 911 call. A small crowd was around the man's body when police officers arrived.

Paramedics started CPR, but Mr Valle was pronounced dead at the scene at 5.30am.

"I was out of the country travelling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news," Moore said in the statement, adding that "my heart goes out to this young man's family and friends".

Moore's youngest daughter, Scout LaRue, turns 24 today.



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