Mia Farrow’s adopted son Thaddeus killed himself

Police confirm the actress's adopted son shot himself in his car

Mia Farrow’s son did not die in a car accident, as previously reported.

Instead 27-year-old Thaddeus Wilk Farrow’s death has been officially ruled a suicide.

A Connecticut medical examiner told TMZ paraplegic Thaddeus died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso.

Farrow adopted Thaddeus from an orphanage in Calcutta, India, in 1994 at age 12.

As a child, Thaddeus was diagnosed with polio and was paraplegic as a result of the disease.

Releasing her first statement since news broke of his tragic death, heartbroken Mia Farrow posted on Twitter: ‘We’re devastated by the loss of Thaddeus, our beloved son and brother.

‘He was a wonderful, courageous person who overcame so much hardship in his short life. We miss him.

‘Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and words of kindness.

Thaddeus died after the incident in Roxbury, Connecticut on Wednesday, which is not far from his mother’s estate Fog Hollow.

Connecticut state troopers responded to the scene around 12:45pm and found Thaddeus ‘gravely injured in his car.

He was taken to Danbury Hospital nearby and was pronounced dead at 2:30pm.

The longtime activist and actress adopted Thaddeus after she ended her 13-year relationship with director-actor Woody Allen.

His middle name, Wilk, is honor of Elliot Wilk who is the judge that oversaw her bitter custody battle with Allen that ended with her becoming the sole caretaker of the couple’s children.

He is one of 10 children that she has adopted over the years, including Soon-Yi Previn, who is now married to Allen.

In addition to adopting 10 children, the 79-year-old ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ star has four biological children.

Tragically, Thaddeus is the third adopted child of Mia’s to pas away.

Tam Farrow died from heart failure in 2000 and Lark Previn died who died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 2008 at the age of 35.

Nancy Brown
Associate Editor