Troubled grandson of J. Paul Getty dies at 54

J. Paul Getty III, his right ear severed, sits in a police station, Dec. 15, 1973, after being freed following five months in captivity. The troubled grandson of a U.S. multibillionaire oil magnate who once lost an ear in a grisly kidnapping, has died at age 54. (Bettman/Corbis)

February 8, 2011 1:55:29 PM PST
Great wealth became J. Paul Getty III's great curse.