Mario Moreno Bernat, grandson of Mario Moreno Cantinflas, was found dead in a hotel room in the state of Mexico early Monday morning, local media report. Authorities say he was found hanging.

The body of the young man, who some outlets report was 22 years old while others say he was 23, was found hanging from a pipe in the bathroom of his room at the Santa Cruz hotel, located on the outskirts of Mexico City.

Moreno Bernat reportedly arrived at the hotel with a woman named Esther Alina Morales Acevedo, 25, where the two were using drugs. She told police he took his own life at some point while she was out of the room, according to Mexican newspaper La Jornada. Police report the emergency call was made around 3 a.m.

The State of Mexico’s Attorney General is currently investigating the case.

Moreno Bernat was the son of Mario Moreno Ivanova and Sandra Bernat. Last year, he sued his father for corruption of a minor, saying that Moreno Ivanova had encouraged him to drink alcohol at the age of 12 and, two years later, to take drugs.

“It completely changed my life, and because of it I don’t have the education or the tools to face life today,” Moreno Bernat said in July 2012, according to Notimex.

Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
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    Mexican actor and comedian Cantinflas (1911 - 1993), born Mario Moreno Reyes, looking Puckish behind an ivy-covered stump, circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    Mexican comic actor and humanitarian Cantinflas (Mario Moreno Reyes, 1911 - 1993) speaks into a microphone during an interview with Radio Free Europe, Munich, circa 1955. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Getty Images)

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    This photo shows Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas,' taken in the '40s. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Cantinflas In 'Pepe'

    Cantinflas talks to a man in a car in a scene from the film 'Pepe', 1960. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

  • Cantinflas And Shirley Jones In 'Pepe'

    Cantinflas holds up Shirley Jones in a scene from the film 'Pepe', 1960. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

  • Cantinflas In 'Pepe'

    Cantinflas touches a man's nose in a scene from the film 'Pepe', 1960. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

  • Cantinflas And Kim Novak In 'Pepe'

    Cantinflas and Kim Novak exchanging item in a scene from the film 'Pepe', 1960. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

  • Janet Leigh And Cantinflas In 'Pepe'

    Janet Leigh dancing with Cantinflas in a scene from the film 'Pepe', 1960. (Photo by Columbia Pictures/Getty Images)

  • Mexican Comedian Cantinflas

    Mexican comedian Cantinflas (1911 - 1993) looks thoughtful as he sits in his London hotel room before meeting actors for his new film 'Pepe,' London, England, April 26, 1959. The versatile producer/writer/actor/singer, reputed to be the highest paid entertainer in the world, gained international fame with his role as Passepartout in the 1956 film 'Around the World in 80 Days.' (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

  • Cantinflas And Sammy Davis Jr.

    Pepe, played by Mexican actor and comedian Cantinflas (1911 - 1993, fourth from left), in the audience during a performance by Sammy Davis Jr (1925 - 1990), as himself, in 'Pepe', directed by George Sidney, 1960. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

  • Cantinflas As Pepe

    Mexican actor and comedian Cantinflas (1911 - 1993, left), with a white horse wearing a straw hat, in 'Pepe', directed by George Sidney, 1960. Cantinflas plays the title role in the film. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

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    Cantinflas points proudly to a poster of himself at the Columbia film theatre on Shaftestbury Avenue, London, W1. (Photo by Sydney O'Meara/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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    A woman holds autographed pictures of late Mexican comedian Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas' during a mass at the chapel of the Spanish Cementery in Mexico City, on August 12, 2011. Mexico Friday celebrates the 100th anniversary of Cantinflas' birth. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A woman holds an image depicting late Mexican comedian Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas' by his tomb at the Spanish Cementery in Mexico City, on August 12, 2011. Mexico Friday celebrates the 100th anniversary of Cantinflas' birth. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Five-year-old Arumi Soto, dressed as late Mexican comedian Mario Moreno 'Cantinflas', poses outside the chapel of the Spanish Cementery after a mass in Mexico City, on August 12, 2011. Mexico Friday celebrates the 100th anniversary of Cantinflas' birth. AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)