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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Marlon Brando Died at 80 (1924-2004) - 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 ...

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Gregory Peck Died at 87 (1916-2003) - 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 ...

Marie Osmond is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Marie Osmond age 57 - 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 ...

Paul Newman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Paul Newman Died at 83 (1925-2008) - 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 ...

L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
L. Ron Hubbard Died at 75 (1911-1986) - 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 ...

Gloria Vanderbilt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Gloria Vanderbilt age 93 - 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 ...

Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Willie Nelson age 83 - In 1991, Willie Nelson's son Billy, 33, hanged himself in his family's Tennessee cabin following a period of financial difficulty. ( Source)

Burt Bacharach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Burt Bacharach age 88 - 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 ...

Sylvia Plath is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Sylvia Plath Died at 31 (1932-1963) - In 2009, 46 years after his mother's own suicide, Sylvia Plath's son, Nicholas Hughes hanged himself. He was 47. Hughes was a successful biologist and a faculty member at UAF, but suffered from depression.( Source)

Carroll O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Carroll O'Connor Died at 77 (1924-2001) - In 1995, Carroll O'Connor's son, Hugh, committed suicide after a long battle with drug addiction at the age of 32. Hugh had become addicted to painkillers after a battle with cancer, and then eventually moved to harder drugs. He ...

Jim Arness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
James Arness Jim Arness's daughter, Jenny Lee Aurness, committed suicide in 1975, a few weeks shy of her 25th birthday. Arness was said to have been despondent over a previous break-up with Greg Allman, and took a lethal dose of ...

Art Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Art Linkletter Died at 98 (1912-2010) - Talk show host Art Linkletter's daughter, Diane Linkletter, committed suicide in 1969 by jumping to her death from a window at her apartment in West Hollywood. She was 20. Linkletter blamed his daughter's death on LSD and ...

Charles Boyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Charles Boyer Died at 79 (1899-1978) - In 1965, actor Charles Boyer's only child, Michael Charles Boyer, committed suicide at age 21 while playing Russian Roulette after a bad breakup. Thirteen years later, Charles Boyer too would take his own life with a lethal dose ...

Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Louis Jourdan age 95 - The proxy burden of fame took actor Louis Jourdan's only child, Louis Henry Jourdan, who committed suicide in 1981. Louis Henry, 29, had suffered for years from a drug problem that created a manic-depressive type of disorder ...

Ray Milland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Ray Milland Died at 79 (1907-1986) - IN 1981, actor Ray Milland's son, Daniel, shot himself in the head in the bedroom of his Beverly Hills home. No suicide note was found. Milland was said to have a history of drug abuse, and when his roommates had last seen him, ...

Robert Taylor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide
Robert Taylor Died at 58 (1911-1969) - Robert Taylor's stepson, Michael Theiss, died of a drug overdoes in 1968, a year before the actor lost his battle with cancer. The 23 year-old's body was found by his mother in a Los Angeles motel room. ( Source)