Mia Farrow’s Son Thaddeus Dies Aged 27
Mia Farrow’s adopted son has died at the age of 27.
Thaddeus was reportedly found “suffering from a life threatening injury” on Wednesday and later passed away in hospital.
According to TMZ , Connecticut police responded to a call at Roxbury, Connecticut, at around 12:45pm and found Thaddeus “gravely injured in his car along Route 67”.
Mia, 71, adopted Thaddeus in 1994 from India, years after she separated from director Woody Allen. He was paraplegic meaning he had loss of feeling in his legs – due to polio, a rare viral infection.
After she adopted Thaddeus, Mia spearheaded a campaign to rid the world of polio, revealing that she too had suffered from the infection as a child but was able to fight it due to living in a country with advanced healthcare.
She previously said: “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.
“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.
“This is a terrible disease, and he has a lot of difficulty just getting through the day. I would love to see the end of polio, where no more children have this.”
The ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ actress had 14 children – Matthew and Sascha, 46, Soon-Yi, 45, Fletcher, 42, Summer, 41, Moses, 38, Dylan, 31, Ronan, 28, Frankie-Minh, 25, Isaiah, 24, and Kaeli-Sha.