Person 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

4.7M views 16 items Embed
List of celebrities whose children committed suicide, with photos. Many of these children were known for their famous parent's celebrity status, though their deaths are tragedies no matter the circumstances. Famous children can have a hard time establishing names for themselves to the media. Many try to escape their parents' shadows but fall short of achieving the high statuses to which they've grown accustomed. Due to this, the children born to famous parent often collapse under domicile insecurity. Many of these kids became drug addicts and had long contemplated killing themselves. As a result of their addictions, death by drug overdose became a common behavior for these celebrity offspring. A loss of a child is irreparable and, sadly, these famous people who had these poor children probably never saw it coming.
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
Marlon Brando is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo:  ♥♥♥A. N. G. L. E. H. U. G. S♥♥♥/via Pinterest

Marlon Brando's daughter, Cheyenne Brando, hanged herself in 1995 at age 25. After becoming pregnant, the Tahitian-born model moved with the baby's father, Dag Drollet, to Marlon's house in Los Angeles. Shortly after moving, in 1990, Cheyenne's half-brother, Christian, shot and killed Drollet. After that, Cheyenne's mental state deteriorated until she was diagnosed with schizophrenia, losing custody of her son, Tuki Brando. She hanged herself at the home of her mother, Tarita Teriipaia.

(Source)

More About

Age: Died at 80 (1924-2004)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Actor

Credits: The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman, On the Waterfront

Also Ranked

#84 on The Best Living American Actors

#3 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#163 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#5 on The Best Actors in Film History

see more on Marlon Brando
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo:  Linda C/via Pinterest

Gregory Peck was unable to work for two years after the suicide of his son, news reporter Jonathan Peck, in 1975. Jonathan suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. At the time, he was going through a broken relationship and dealing with arteriosclerosis and severe fatigue.

(Source)

More About

Age: Died at 87 (1916-2003)

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

Credits: To Kill a Mockingbird, Roman Holiday, The Omen, The Guns of Navarone

Also Ranked

#16 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#253 on The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

#23 on The Best Actors in Film History

#86 on The Coolest Actors Ever

see more on Gregory Peck
Marie Osmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo:  Kelly Plotner Catizone/via Pinterest

Marie Osmond's 18-year-old son, Michael Blosil, jumped from the 8th floor of an LA apartment building in 2010. Michael had previously suffered a lifelong battle with depression, and at the age of 16, had gone to rehab for undisclosed reasons. At the time of his suicide, Michael was said to be clean and sober.

(Source)

More About

Age: 56

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, United States of America

Profession: Screenwriter, Designer, Actor, Singer Presenter

Credits: Donny and Marie, Marie, The Talk, Entertainment Tonight

Also Ranked

#235 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#65 on The Top Female Country Singers

#128 on Famous People Who Have Been Through Depression

#30 on The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

see more on Marie Osmond
Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo:  sylviascarlett/via Tumblr

In 1978, Paul Newman's son, Scott Newman, who was an aspiring actor in his own right, was found dead in a hotel after overdosing on pills and alcohol. He was 28. Scott Newman had issues with drinking and had been arrested for some alcohol-related incidents. He suffered a motorcycle accident in 1978 for which he then also began taking pain pills. On the night of his death, Scott mixed a lethal dose of Valium, alcohol, and other drugs.

(Source)

More About

Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Racing driver, + more

Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars

Also Ranked

#18 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#11 on The Best Actors in Film History

#3 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#460 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

see more on Paul Newman
L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo:  Andrew Grossman/via Pinterest

On October 28, 1976, Quentin Hubbard, son of Scientology mastermind L. Ron Hubbard and his third wife, Mary Sue, was found outside of Las Vegas, unconscious in his car with a tube leading from the exhaust to the window. After his older half-brother, Ron Jr., quit the Church in 1959, Quentin had been groomed by their father to succeed him as the leader of the organization. However, according to former fellow Scientologists, Quentin was gay (or, at least, semen was found in his rectum when he died), which was at odds with Church doctrine and a great source of personal torment. Two weeks after his apparent suicide attempt, he died at 22 years old, having never regained consciousness.

(Source)

More About

Age: Died at 75 (1911-1986)

Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Religious Leader, Novelist, Author, Writer

Credits: Battlefield Earth, The Secret of Treasure Island, Orientation: A Scientology Information Film, How to Use Dianetics: A Visual Guidebook to the Human Mind The Auditor's Code, + more

Also Ranked

#670 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#869 on The Greatest Minds of All Time

#13 on 100+ Famous People Who Use Initials in Their Names

#3 on The Lamest Authors of All Time

see more on L. Ron Hubbard
Gloria Vanderbilt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo:  yu kyoung kim/via Pinterest

Gloria Vanderbilt's oldest son, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide on July 22, 1988, when he was 23. He jumped from the 14th floor terrace of his mother's Manhattan apartment. In her memoir, Vanderbilt wrote that she believes the suicide was caused by a psychotic episode induced by an allergic relationship to Carter's anti-asthma medication, salbutamol.

(Source)

More About

Age: 91

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Fashion designer, Socialite, Designer, Actor Writer, + more

Credits: Half Past Autumn

Also Ranked

#138 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#541 on The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

#195 on 300+ Famous People Who Went to Prep School

see more on Gloria Vanderbilt
Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo:  Adrignola/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY-2.0

In 1991, Willie Nelson's son Billy, 33, hanged himself in his family's Tennessee cabin following a period of financial difficulty. 

(Source)

More About

Age: 82

Birthplace: Abbott, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Poet, Record producer Television producer, + more

Credits: Forrest Gump, Shrek, Wag the Dog, Brokeback Mountain

Also Ranked

#121 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#133 on The Best Singers of All Time

#104 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#7 on The Top Country Artists of All Time

see more on Willie Nelson
Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 16 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Photo: via Wikimedia Commons/Public domain

Burt Bacharach and Angie Dickinson's daughter, Nikki Bacharach, suffocated in 2007, at age 40, using a plastic bag and helium. Nikki grew up with emotional issues and, many believe, a then-undiagnosed case of Asperger's syndrome. She struggled through school and her adult life.

(Source)

More About

Age: 87

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer Songwriter, + more

Credits: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Forrest Gump, Goodfellas, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Also Ranked

#367 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#42 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#165 on Celebrity Death Pool 2015

#93 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

see more on Burt Bacharach