In this May 12, 1976 file photo, J. Paul Getty III sits in the courthouse at Lagonegro, Italy, watching the opening session of the trial against seven men charged with having kidnapped him. Getty, the troubled grandson of a U.S. multibillionaire oil magnate who once lost an ear in a grisly kidnapping, has died at age 54. His son, actor Balthazar Getty, confirmed Tuesday Feb. 8, 2011 that his father died Saturday Feb. 5, 2011 surrounded by his family at his English mansion in Buckinghamshire, northwest of London. The cause of death was not disclosed.