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Tragedy

Demi Moore 'in absolute shock' after discovery of body in swimming pool at her home

The man’s death occurred at a party being held by her assistant in her absence.

DEMI MOORE HAS said she is stunned and saddened by the death of a 21-year-old man in the backyard pool of a Los Angeles home she owns.

“I am in absolute shock,” the 52-year-old actress said in a statement released through her publicist, Heidi Lopata. “I was out of the country travelling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news.”

Moore said the death, which occurred at a party held by her assistant in her absence, was an “unthinkable tragedy, and my heart goes out to this young man’s family and friends.”

The man, Edenilson Steven Valle, had gone missing for 10 or 15 minutes before his friends found him floating in the deep end of the pool early yesterday morning, said Los Angeles County coroner’s Lieutenant Fred Corral.

Pool Death Demi Moore House Los Angeles Police Sergeant Barry Montgomery talks to media during a news conference. Ringo HW Chiu Ringo HW Chiu

Valle’s family and friends told investigators he didn’t know how to swim, Corral said.

Police and paramedics responded to the home in west Los Angeles after a 911 call at about 5:15am.

The paramedics started CPR, but Valle was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:30am, Corral said.

The apparent drowning was first reported by TMZ.

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