September 01, 2008 04:28:47 GMT
Andre Young Jr. is remembered by his former classmate as a cheerful guy who always looked at the positive side and really enjoyed being around people.
Dr. Dre buried his son, Andre Young Jr., in Los Angeles this weekend. The funeral, held a week after the 20-year-old boy's death, took place at the Church of the Recessional in Glendale, California on Friday, August 29.
More than 200 mourners were seen attending the funeral to pay their last respects, reports TMZ. Andre's high school classmate at Stoneridge Preparatory in Simi Valley, Calif. and Dre's fellow music star, Xzibit, remembered him as a good young boy. The rap star told People that he's giving Dre space to cope with the loss and he will then "step in and do whatever he asks."
Andre's former classmate, Sarah Steinhorn, elsewhere, has told People, "He always had a smile on his face. Even when something bad would happen, like if he didn't pass a test or didn't do as well as he wanted to. He always looked at the positive side." Sarah continued saying, "I remember him liking to go to parties in high school but not for the reasons that people think. It was never about drugs or alcohol with him. He just really enjoyed being around people, talking and interacting and meeting new people."
Andre was found dead at Dre's home in Woodland Hills, California at about 10:30 A.M. on August 23 by his mother who tried to wake him up. He was found unresponsive following an outing with his friends the day prior. An autopsy has been done last week and toxicology tests are done already, but it will take eight weeks for authorities before they could finally confirm the cause of his death. The Los Angeles coroner's office, in the meantime, has confirmed that there were "no signs of trauma or foul play."