30 Celebrities Who Lost Children People
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30 Celebrities Who Lost Children

List of Celebrities Whose Children Died, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. It is always a tragedy when a parent outlives their child. Unfortunately, several famous people have had children who passed away at a young age. Some famous people create memorial funds for their children, while others pay tribute to them in song.

Who is the most famous person whose child died? Anna Nicole Smith tops our list. Anna Nicole Smith's son Daniel died on Sept. 10, 2006 of a lethal combination of Zoloft, Lexapro and methadon. Daniel Smith's father is Billy Wayne Smith and he was half brother to Dannielynn Birkhead. Tragically Anna Nicole Smith died less than a year after her son of “combined drug Intoxication” associated with sleeping pills. Other famous women who've outlived their children include Mary Tyler Moore, Loretta Lynn and Carol Burnett.

Several famous musician's have also experienced the loss of their children. Eric Clapton's son Connor died in 1991 when he was just four years old. He tragically fell out of a hotel room window. Clapton wrote the song "Tears in Heaven" in his honor. Other musicians who've lost children include Vince Neil, Robert Plant and Roy Orbison.

How do you think a parent copes with the tragic loss of a child? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
  1. John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston's son, Jett, died in 2009 at age 16 after complications with a seizure. Jett had two siblings, Ella Blue and Benjamin, who was born after Jett's death.

    Born: 1954
    Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Singer, Dancer
    Institution: Dwight Morrow High School
    Height: 6'2"
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  2. Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, died at age 20 on Sept. 10, 2006, of a lethal combination of Zoloft, Lexapro, and methadon. Daniel Smith's father is Billy Wayne Smith, and he was half-brother to Dannielynn Birkhead. Anna Nicole Smith died at age 39, just 6 months after her son's death, on February 8, 2007.

    Born: 1967
    Birthplace: Texas, United States of America
    Profession: Spokesperson, Stripper, Adult model, Film Producer, Model + 3 more
    Institution: Mexia High School, Durkee Elementary School, Aldine Intermediate School
    Height: 5'10"
    Died: 2007
    Cause Of Death: Drug overdose
    Place Of Death: Hollywood, Florida, United States of America
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  3. Bill Cosby and wife Camille Olivia Hanks's only son, Ennis Cosby, was shot to death on Jan. 16, 1997, when he was 27. At the time, he was changing a tire on the side of the road. Ennis had four sisters, Erika, Erinn, Ensa, and Evin.

    Born: 1937
    Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician + 7 more
    Institution: Mary Channing Wister School, Germantown High School, Thomas FitzSimons High School, Central High School, Temple University
    Height: 6'0"
    Medical Conditions: Hyperactivity, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
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  4. Mary Tyler Moore's only son, Richard Meeker, Jr., died at age 24 of an accidental gunshot wound on Oct. 14, 1980. The gun he was handling was later taken off the market for having a "hair trigger."  His father was Moore's first husband, Richard Meeker, Sr.

    Born: 1936
    Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Activist, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
    Institution: Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic, St. Ambrose School in Los Angeles, Immaculate Heart High School
    Height: 5'7"
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  5. Marlon Brando's daughter, Cheyenne Brando, hanged herself in 1995 when she was 25. Marlon Brando's son and Cheyenne's half-brother, Christian, died due to complications with pneumonia in 2008, 4 years after his father's death.

    Born: 1924
    Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America
    Profession: Actor
    Institution: Actors Studio, The New School, Shattuck-Saint Mary's
    Height: 5'8"
    Died: 2004
    Cause Of Death: Cardiovascular disease, Liver tumour, Respiratory failure
    Place Of Death: Westwood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
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