Mia Farrow’s son killed in car crash

Actress's adopted son Thaddeus passes away age 27

Mia Farrow’s adopted son Thaddeus has died in a car crash.

The Hartford Courant reported the 27-year-old died from an injury sustained in a car accident in Roxbury, Connecticut on Wednesday.

Police responded to the scene at around 12.45pm and discovered Thaddeus ‘gravely injured in his car.’

He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead at 2.30pm.

Police did not release the cause and manner of his death, but said that there was ‘no criminal aspect.’

The actress and activist adopted her son in 1994 from an orphanage in Calcutta, India at age 12.

The adoption came after Mia ended her 13-year relationship with director Woody Allen after he began having an intimate relationship with Soon-Yi, her 21-year-old adopted daughter.

Thaddeus’s middle name Wilk is in honor of Elliot Wilk, the judge that oversaw Mia’s bitter custody battle with Allen that ended with her having sole custody of the couple’s children.

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

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

Tragically Thaddeus is not the first adopted child of Mia’s to pass away.

Tam Farrow died age 19 from heart failure in 2000 and Lark Previn died at the age of 35 in 2008.

The family have never revealed Lark’s cause of death, but it was reported she had been previously received hospital treatment for AIDS-related pneumonia.

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

After she adopted him, Mia, who suffered from polio herself, spearheaded a campaign to rid the world of polio.

In a Vanity Fair profile from 2013, Thaddeus, who walked with crutches or used a wheelchair, said he was studying to become a police officer and working as a car mechanic.

‘It was scary to be brought to a world of people whose language I did not understand, with different skin colors,’ he told the magazine of his adoption.

‘The fact that everyone loved me was a new experience, overwhelming at first.’

Mia has not released a statement about his death as of Wednesday evening.

Just two weeks ago she became a grandmother when daughter Dylan gave birth to daughter Evangeline.

Dylan alleged Allen had sexually abused her in an attic in 1992.

He was never charged.

Mia was also previously married to Frank Sinatra and composer Andre Pevin.

Nancy Brown
Associate Editor