Son of Ex-YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Dies Aged 19

Susan Wojcicki’ is the ex-CEO of Youtube. Her son passed away about four months ago. The cause of death of Wojcicki’s son, 19, has finally been disclosed. 

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office reported that he died due to an accidental overdose.

Marco Troper’s body was discovered in his UC Berkeley dorm room at around 4 p.m. on February 13, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigator from the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office’s Coroner Bureau reported that Troper had elevated levels of several drugs in his system during his autopsy, including cocaine, amphetamines, the anxiety and panic medication alprazolam (Xanax), and the antihistamine hydroxyzine.

According to the report, Troper had a history of chronic substance abuse. He had broken his right wrist two weeks before his passing. He fell off a scooter. He was determined to have an abundance of both legal and illicit narcotics, including Oxycodone and Percocet, according to the report.

The coroner’s report states that Troper’s blood contained lethal amounts of alprazolam and cocaine. The examination reveals that the college student’s blood had trace amounts of delta-9, a more prevalent THC variant.

The report said that Troper’s official cause of death was acute combined drug toxicity, and it also determined the overdose to have been “accidental.”

According to the investigation, there was no sign of any bodily harm.

Wojcicki had mentioned that Troper was starting his second semester as a math major at UC Berkeley before his death. Additionally, she referred to Troper’s fraternity, Zeta Psi, and his fellow students in Stern Hall as his “strong community.”

In a Facebook post by Wojcicki, she said, at home, he would tell them endless stories of his life and friends at Berkeley.

Susan Wojcicki has been working in the IT business for almost 20 years. In 1998, she helped Larry Page and Sergey Brin create Google by renting out her garage as an office. Afterward, she reportedly became the head of Google’s online advertising business and original video service, and in 1999, she became the company’s first marketing manager.

She was YouTube’s chief executive officer from 2014 until 2023.