The death of Mia Farrow's son Thaddeus Farrow has been ruled a suicide, it was confirmed on Thursday. The 27-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the torso. He was found inside his vehicle "suffering from a life-threatening injury" and was then taken to Danbury Hospital, where he passed away, a Connecticut State Police report obtained by the Associated Press revealed.
Mia adopted Thaddeus from Calcutta, India in 1994 – two years after her separation from long-term partner Woody Allen. He was paralysed from the waist down having contracted polio in the orphanage.
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Mia Farrow adopted Thaddeus from an orphange in Calcutta in 1994
Shortly after the cause of his death was revealed, Mia, 71, took to Twitter to pay tribute to her late child.
"We are devastated by the loss of Thaddeus, our beloved son and brother," she wrote. "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."
The heartbroken actress has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to her late son
The Rosemary's Baby actress has been a mother to 14 children in her life, but tragically Thaddeus is the third adopted child that she has lost; her daughter Tam Farrow died aged 19 in 2000 after a long illness, and Lark Previn passed away in 2008. Mia now has 11 living children, four biological and seven adopted.
In 2013, Thaddeus spoke about his adoption to Vanity Fair. "It was scary to be brought to a world of people whose language I did not understand, with different skin colours," he admitted. "The fact that everyone loved me was a new experience, overwhelming at first."