Former Budweiser beer baron devastated by girlfriend's death at his estate

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London, Jan 5 (ANI): The former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser beer, has revealed that he has been left devastated by the death of his girlfriend at his estate.

August Busch IV, 46, whose family founded the brewery in the mid-1800s, spoke for the first time since the body of Adrienne Martin, 27, was found at his St Louis residence.

"It's the saddest thing I've ever dealt with," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"I went to the kitchen to make her a special shake. I came back and tried to wake her up, and I couldn't. I checked for a pulse, and then I called Mike (Jung) and he checked, too," he said.

Busch does not know the cause of death, but speculated it could be tied to medication she was taking.

He also disputed a contention that there was a 42-minute gap between the time Martin was found unresponsive and a house employee, Michael Jung, called paramedics.

"Whatever time it was, I stayed there with her, and he immediately called 911. It was 30 seconds. We were panicky. To me, she felt kind of warm," he said. (ANI)

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