Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow's son took his own life.

Thaddeus Wilk Farrow was found "suffering from a life threatening injury" inside his car on Wednesday (21.09.16) and taken to Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where he was pronounced dead.

And the Connecticut Office of Chief Medical Examiner has now confirmed that the death of the 27 year old - who was paraplegic after being stricken by polio - was suicide via a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso.

Mia, 71, has thanked her fans for their support in a statement which also highlighted the work of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

She posted online: "We're devastated by the loss of Thaddeus, our beloved son and brother. He was a wonderful, courageous person who overcame so much hardship in his short life. We miss him. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and words of kindness. If you or someone you love needs help, or if you want to support a group doing life saving work, please visit: https://afsp.org/."

After she adopted Thaddeus, Mia spearheaded a campaign to rid the world of polio, revealing that she too had suffered from the infection as a child but was able to fight it due to living in a country with advanced healthcare.

She previously said: "I perhaps am more motivated than most people because I had polio myself and it was a real struggle to come through it, and what I saw will never leave me.

"Perhaps even more so because I have a son who is only 12 years old and who is paralysed from the waist down because of polio.

"This is a terrible disease, and he has a lot of difficulty just getting through the day. I would love to see the end of polio, where no more children have this."

In total, the 'Rosemary's Baby' actress had 14 children, both adopted and biological, and 11 are still alive, Matthew and Sascha, 46, Soon-Yi, 45, Fletcher, 42, Summer, 41, Moses, 38, Dylan, 31, Ronan, 28, Frankie-Minh, 25, Isaiah, 24, and Kaeli-Sha.

Daughters Lark Song, 35, and Tam, 21, have also died, in 2008 and 2000 respectively.


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