Thaddeus, the son of actress Mia Farrow, died from a life-threatening injury after he shot himself in the torso on Wednesday, September 21, the news agency reported, citing Connecticut authorities. State police said that he was found in his vehicle in Roxbury. The 27-year-old was later pronounced dead at Danbury Hospital.
The AP reports that the state medical examiner's office determined the cause of death on Thursday after an autopsy was completed. Shortly after Thaddeus’ cause of death was confirmed, his mother, 71, took to Twitter to pay tribute to her late child.
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 22, 2016
“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,” she wrote. “We miss him. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and words of kindness.”
According to the AP, state police said that Thaddeus lived about 24 miles away from Roxbury, in Torrington. Public records indicate that he lived at his famous mom’s Bridgewater estate a few years ago before moving out.
Mia adopted Thaddeus — one of the Rosemary’s Baby actress’ 10 adopted children — from an Indian orphanage in 1994, two years after she called it quits with boyfriend of 12 years Woody Allen. While living in Calcutta, Thaddeus contracted polio as a child and was paralyzed from the waist down.
The Great Gatsby star is the mother of 14 kids, including her biological children — twins Matthew and Sascha, and Fletcher Previn, with ex-husband André Previn; she had Ronan Farrow with ex Allen, 80. Two of her adopted children, Tam and Lark, have also passed away.
Allen later married Mia’s estranged adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn in 1997.
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