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Details emerge about Mia Farrow’s son’s suicide

Connecticut authorities have ruled Mia Farrow’s son Thaddeus Wilk Farrow’s death a suicide.

Connecticut authorities have ruled Mia Farrow’s son Thaddeus Wilk Farrow’s death a suicide.

While it was previously reported the 27-year-old had died in a car accident, the state medical examiner’s office has confirmed that Thaddeus’ life threatening injuries were actually caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso, TMZ reports.

Thaddeus, who was paraplegic, a was discovered by police in a critical state in his in car in Roxbury, NY on Wednesday and died later that day in hospital.

Mia Farrow and her adopted son Thaddeus talk with media mogul Ted Turner in 2000.

In a statement released on Twitter Mia, 71, wrote that her family is shocked by the loss.

“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 lifesaving work, please visit: https://afsp.org/”

Farrow adopted her son from an orphanage in Calcutta, India, in 1994 at age 12 after he had contracted polio and was paralysed from the waist down.

Thaddeus’ adoption came just after Mia had split up with director Woody Allen, who had been having an affair with Farrow’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.

The ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ star has four biological children and seven adopted children and Thaddeus’ death is the third adopted child she has lost (Tam Farrow died from heart failure in 2000 and Lark Previn died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 2008 at the age of 35).

In 2013 Thaddeus gave an interview to Vanity Fair where he talked about his life after Mia adopted him.

“It was scary to be brought to a world of people whose language I did not understand, with different skin colours,” he said. “The fact that everyone loved me was a new experience, overwhelming at first.”

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