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Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus dies aged 27

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Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus has died aged 27. According to reports, he was found inside his vehicle on Wednesday after suffering from "a life threatening injury." Although he was taken to hospital, he was sadly pronounced dead at around 2:30pm.  

State troopers found him critically injured in his car in Roxbury, Connecticut, USA, but have told new outlets there was "no criminal aspect" to his death.

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Mia adopted Thaddeus in 1994

Thaddeus, who was a paraplegic after suffering from polio, was adopted by the actress from an orphanage in Calcutta, India in 1994. As one of Mia's ten adopted children, the late 27-year-old had previously spoken about his adoption in an interview with Vanity Fair back in 2013.

"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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Thaddeus passed away aged 27

The Rosemary's Baby actress, who adopted Thaddeus shortly after her split from Woody Allen in 1994, led a campaign to end polio following the adoption, telling New York Post: "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 – in the hospitals and in the public wards for contagious diseases.

"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."

The 71-year-old has tragically lost three of her adopted children. Her daughter Tam Farrow died aged 19 in 2000 after a long illness, and Lark Previn passed away in 2008.