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.
Hollywood actor Ray Milland lost his son, Daniel Milland, to suicide in 1981. Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon Brando, died by committing suicide at her mother's house. Other suicides by children of celebs include Willie Nelson's son Billy and Paul Newman's kid Scott.
A loss of a child is irreparable and, sadly, these famous people who had these poor children probably never saw it coming.
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.
Age: Died at 80 (1924-2004)
Children: Cheyenne Brando, Christian Brando, Stephen Blackehart, Rebecca Brando, Miko Castaneda Brando, + more
Credits: The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, Superman, On the Waterfront
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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.
Age: Died at 87 (1916-2003)
Profession: Film Producer, Actor
Children: Anthony Peck, Cecilia Peck, Stephen Peck, Jonathan Peck, Carey Paul Peck
Credits: To Kill a Mockingbird, Roman Holiday, The Omen, The Guns of Navarone
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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.
Profession: Screenwriter, Designer, Actor, Singer, Presenter
Children: Stephen Blosil, Michael Bryan Blosil, Brandon Warren Blosil, Abigail Michelle Blosil, Rachael Lauren Blosil, + more
Credits: Donny and Marie, Marie, The Talk, Entertainment Tonight
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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.
Age: Died at 83 (1925-2008)
Profession: Activist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Racing driver, + more
Children: Nell Newman, Scott Newman, Susan Kendall Newman, Melissa Newman, Stephanie Newman, + more
Credits: Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cars
#2 on The Coolest Actors Ever
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