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    Celebs Whose Children Died

    I couldn't find a thread on this topic...which celebs had a child die?

    *Johnny Carson (son Richard, car accident)
    *Paul Newman (son Scott, drug overdose)
    *John Travolta (son Jett, seizure)

    That's all I have off the top of my head.

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    Dean Martin had a son to die. Eric clapton's did also.

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    There is one, I'll look for it.

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    When I was doing research on some newspaper archives, I ran into a article that Bruce Dern and his wife Diane Ladd had lost a child due to a drowning in their pool. way back in the early 60's. I think before their daughter Laura was born.
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    Lou Costello of the Abbott and Costello team lost a son too, due to a drowning incident.
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    Mary Tyler Moore lost her only son to suicide.
    Carol Burnett had a daughter that passed away also.
    Wanna see my grandkids?

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    Oh - Oj Simpson (daughter Aaren, drowned in Brentwood home pool)

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    Barbara Eden lost her only son when he OD'd on heroin.

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    Roy Orbison lost two sons when his house caught fire. He was in Europe, on tour. I think his in-laws were staying with the kids. Apparently the boys were playing with aerosol hair spray and matches.

    Very tragic, he had a hard time dealing with it.

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    Carrol O'Connor's son died of an overdose.

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    scott69 Guest
    Frankie Valli
    Doris Day
    Eric Clapton

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    Bill cosby

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    Cool topic. How about Robert Plant's young son dying? That was as tragic as Clapton.

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    A few that come to mind . . . . .

    The toddler son of ANTHONY QUINN drowned in neighbor W.C. FIELDS' fountain.

    CHARLIE CHAPLIN'S first child, a boy died after a few days.

    The son of CHARLES BOYER (who was in his early 20s at the time) committed suicide.

    DANA ANDREWS' son DAVID dropped dead of cerebral hemhorhage at age 30 in 1964.

    HELEN HAYES' daughter MARY died at age 19 in 1949.

    JAMES GLEASON' son RUSSELL fell out of a window the day after Christmas 1945.

    The daughter of JENNIFER JONES & DAVID O. SELZNICK committed suicide in 1976.

    ART LINKLETTER' daughter DIANE either jumped or fell out of her apartment window in 1969
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    Kirk Douglas lost a son

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    Quote Originally Posted by eca1094 View Post
    Lou Costello of the Abbott and Costello team lost a son too, due to a drowning incident.
    I remember my dad talking about this, the baby was barely a year old and he drowned in the family pool. he never forgave his wife for that.


    Dr. Dre's Son
    Rev Run's baby was still born
    Anna Nicole's son
    Keanu Reeves baby girl

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    The statistics are that after the loss of a child the divorce rate sky rockets. My son died back in Feb, 1990 (he was a baby) and our marriage was hell for awhile. Finally divorced in 2002 (which I regret but that's another topic).

    Side note regarding King Tuts post regarding Robert Plants son. Most Zep fans probably know this but "All of My Love" was written for his son.

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    I think Dick Van Dyke had a daughter who died. Also Marlon Brando's daughter died before he did.

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    one of Gloria Vanderbuilt's Sons Jumped from her 14th floor Apartment in NYC killing himself. Gloria blamed the Asthma Drug Proventil she said it was an allergic reaction. Don't know if there was ever any litigation over it or not. It was the Full brother to CNN's Anderson Cooper.

    Barbara Hutton's Only Son Lance died in a plane crash. He was once married to Jill St. John.

    that's all off the top of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo's ghost View Post
    I think Dick Van Dyke had a daughter who died. Also Marlon Brando's daughter died before he did.
    I think it's Jerry Van Dyke's Daughter. She committed Suicide she was a addict and a Porn Star.

    Marlon's Daughter Cheynne committed suicide before Marlon Passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monroe27 View Post
    Carrol O'Connor's son died of an overdose.
    He shot himself because he was addicted to Drugs. He was on that TV show with Carrol in the heat of the night. My mother faithfully watched that show.

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    Is this about celebs who have died or their progeny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilmpenny View Post
    Is this about celebs who have died or their progeny?
    Their progeny.

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    Bill Cosby‚??s son Ennis
    Mia Farrow‚??s daughter Lark Pevin
    JFK & Jackie‚??s son Patrick and daughter Arabella
    Marlin Brando‚??s daughter Cheyenne and son Christian
    Katy Sagl‚??s daughter was stillborn
    Dr. Dre‚??s son Andre
    Rapper Xzibit son died of prematurity
    Lisa Gherardini (Mona Lisa) her baby had just died when Leonardo DaVinci painted her
    Carroll O‚??Connor‚??s son Hugh


    On a side note. Not to long after Ennis died (maybe a year or two) Hubby and I went to see Bill Cosby. He came on stage, and gave this heart wrenching speech about loving your family, friends. Not wasting time and just tell them you love them etc. He then had a spot light come up on a single chair... on the chair was a T-shirt that his son wore. It said... "Hello Friend". He asked that we think of our loved ones, troops in far off places, those that may not have a bed to sleep in, or food to eat, as we listened to the opera song Ave Maria. I have to tell you I am tearing up now just thinking about it. He talked a bit about his son. My gosh that man was so devestated. And the fact that he did that portion of his show for his son... After the song ended he came back on stage. He thanked us for being a part of remembering not only his son but all of our loved ones. Then he put on the funniest show I have EVER seen in my life!

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    Andy Griffith's son, Sam Griffith, died of an alcohol overdose in 1996. At least, that's what I think it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgtwngrl View Post
    I think it's Jerry Van Dyke's Daughter. She committed Suicide she was a addict and a Porn Star.

    Marlon's Daughter Cheynne committed suicide before Marlon Passed away.
    That's right. Dick Van Dyke had a granddaughter who died.

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    lane4 Guest
    That's an amazing story Shano.

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    Judy Collins had a son who commited suicide.

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    james1977 Guest
    Forgot one.My fav songwriter Burt Bacharach and ex-wife Angie Dickinson had a 40 year old daughter who committed suicide because she couldn't live with an inherited condition.Surely must have been tragic for both.

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    Keanu Reeves had a child who was stillborn
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    Quote Originally Posted by KCSunshine View Post
    One of Mia Farrow's daughters just died.
    Actually, Mia's lost two daughters - - Tam in 2000, and Lark this past December.

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    Prince and his wife lost a baby a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlueAngel View Post
    Prince and his wife lost a baby a few years ago.
    That was CREEPY!!! You outta read up on all that bidness...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bit_evil1 View Post
    Keanu Reeves had a child who was stillborn
    Really sad story. The child's mother died in a car accident about 18 months later. Scott has a write up on FAD. She is Jennifer Syme.
    Wanna see my grandkids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by howDIDyouBUYit? View Post
    That was CREEPY!!! You outta read up on all that bidness...


    What?!! Tell, tell!!

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    Chuck Barris had a daughter that died. So did Cliff Robertson. JFK had a son die 2 dys after he was born. Abraham Lincoln had 4 sons, only one of which reached adulthood.

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    Thursday, December 19, 1996
    Ex-Prince confirms child born with problem

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The artist formerly known as Prince confirmed Thursday that his first child was born in October with some kind of problem, but he would not elaborate.
    "All I can say is that I'd like to believe that we're both enlightened individuals that know that if you leave things in God's hands you'll find out everything, and you'll find out the answer to the plan. So anything that happens, we accept," he told NBC's Today, where he appeared with wife Mayte.
    The 38-year-old, who uses a symbol for a name, previously refused to comment on reports his child was born prematurely with a deformity.

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    Tuesday, March 4, 1997
    Death of Prince's baby investigated

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Authorities are reviewing the case of a boy who died a week after he was born to the artist formerly known as Prince and his wife.
    The Hennepin County Medical Examiner, prosecutors and police confirmed the inquiry Monday, but would not provide details.
    Erlene and Arlene Mojica, described as personal assistants close to the musician's wife, have contacted authorities about the case, said their attorney, Larry Altman.
    Altman said the twin sisters were fired Dec. 23 by Paisley Park Enterprises, Prince's company, but declined further comment.
    The 38-year-old musician, who uses a symbol for a name, acknowledged in December that the child was born with a problem. The death certificate for the boy, who was born Oct. 16 and apparently died Oct. 23, lists his cause of death as complications caused by a rare skull deformity.
    Neither the birth nor the death certificate lists a father, and the death certificate does not clearly identify the child's mother.
    Dr. John Fangman, listed as the baby's doctor on the death certificate, said the cause of death was natural.

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    Friday, March 14, 1997
    Prince wants privacy about son


    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince is reportedly trying to prevent two former employees from talking to the media about the death of his son.
    Larry Altman, an attorney for twin sisters Erlene and Arlene Mojica, told the Star Tribune newspaper he expected the musician, who prefers to be known as an unpronounceable symbol, to seek a temporary restraining order barring the women from talking to reporters. The sisters were personal assistants to Mayte Garcia-Nelson, Prince's wife.
    Altman and Prince's attorney, Bob Weinstine, both told The Associated Press on Thursday that they could not comment.
    Prince acknowledged last December that the baby was born with a problem but has said little else.
    A birth certificate said that a boy was born to Garcia-Nelson Oct. 16, but said the "mother refused information" about the father. It lists the child's cause of death Oct. 23 to be complications of Pfieffer's syndrome Type 2, a rare skull deformity.

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    Friday, March 28, 1997
    Former Prince wants lawsuit kept private


    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) -- The artist formerly known as Prince wants to keep a lawsuit about his private life away from the public.
    The Purple Rain star asked a judge to keep proceedings closed in his lawsuit against two former employees who went public with their story about the death of his newborn son.
    The rock star has sued Erlene and Arlene Mojica for going to a London tabloid last October, claiming they violated a confidentiality agreement.
    His lawyers asked Carver County District Judge Jean Davies on Thursday to make sure nothing more comes out publicly. Davies gave lawyers for both sides until Monday to file papers on the request.
    The Mojica sisters have claimed that Prince decided prematurely to shut off life support for his baby, who was born with a deformed skull that often causes retardation or early death.
    The artist and his wife have not publicly acknowledged the baby's death, and the child's birth and death records do not clearly document his parentage.

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    http://princetext.tripod.com/i_stone96.html
    Read this article too...He used his baby's heartbeat as a tympo in a song on this album...That was one FREAKY relationship...

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    JFK and Jackie had a stillborn daughter before Caroline I believe. When he was buried at Arlington, the little one's grave was moved there too. Also, little Patrick.

    Loretta Lynn lost her son Jack Benny in a drowning accident.

    Roy Rogers and Dale Evans lost three children.
    Robin- complications of Down's syndrome
    Debbie- church bus accident
    Sandy- accidentl alcohol poisoning while serving in the Army overseas

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    Quote Originally Posted by howDIDyouBUYit? View Post
    http://princetext.tripod.com/i_stone96.html
    Read this article too...He used his baby's heartbeat as a tympo in a song on this album...That was one FREAKY relationship...

    Thanks! Interesting.... how the hell can you get away with not having the parents listed on the Death Certificate?!?

    I wonder if Prince felt ashamed that his little boy was not born healthy. What an ass. You would think that he would use his celebrity and speak out about the death of a baby and what it does to parents. God knows that the cause needs him. I mean the Bereaved Parent Cause... shit he is creepy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shano View Post
    Thanks! Interesting.... how the hell can you get away with not having the parents listed on the Death Certificate?!?
    How? When you have a weird symbol for a name. That's how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shano View Post
    Thanks! Interesting.... how the hell can you get away with not having the parents listed on the Death Certificate?!?

    I wonder if Prince felt ashamed that his little boy was not born healthy. What an ass. You would think that he would use his celebrity and speak out about the death of a baby and what it does to parents. God knows that the cause needs him. I mean the Bereaved Parent Cause... shit he is creepy...

    I don't know if he was ashamed, but I disagree about having to thrust it in the spotlight because he is a celebrity.

    Even celebrities are entitled to have private grief, or private burdens without having to become "Examples" or use thier clout to push certain issues. As long as they are not standing up saying "My child does not have such and such problem, when its clear that they do", or negatively impact any public information in any way, I'm fine with them keeping to themselves.
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    Stooge Larry Fine lost a son in a car accident.

    George and Barbara Bush lost a toddler daughter to leukemia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lane4 View Post
    I couldn't find a thread on this topic...which celebs had a child die?

    *Johnny Carson (son Richard, car accident)
    *Paul Newman (son Scott, drug overdose)
    *John Travolta (son Jett, head held underwater to appease Xenu)

    That's all I have off the top of my head.
    Fixed.

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    Geirge H.W. Bush & Barbara's daughter Robin. SEE, I do pay attention to G.O.P. lives! Robin lived from '49-'53.

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    Another thought that came to me......Brian Kieth who died of suicide in June of '97, following the death of his daughter Daisy in April of the same year.

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    Don't forget the Lindbergh baby!

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