A routine trip to the liquor store ended in tragedy this afternoon, as Justin Bieber was found dead in the backseat of his mother’s car.
According to Los Angeles police, Bieber’s mother left the pop-star in the car with the windows rolled up as she shopped for Mad Dog 20/20 and Boones Farm Malted Beverage. Record temperatures reaching 113 Fahrenheit quickly overcame the singer, and by time she returned 15 minutes later, he was already dead.
“It was a really sad case,” said Officer David Zabel. “The little guy was clawing at the window as best he could, but because of his tiny arms, he never had a chance.”
Bieber’s mother was cited for leaving a popstar unattended. A memorial will be held on Thursday.