Local authorities in Connecticut have now ruled the death of Mia Farrow’s son, Thaddeus Farrow, as a suicide based upon an autopsy results. The 27-year-old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his torso. According to state police, Farrow was found inside his vehicle Wednesday in Roxbury suffering from a life-threatening injury. He was later pronounced dead at a Danbury hospital. He had worked as an auto mechanic.

The actress adopted Thaddeus Farrow from an orphanage in Calcutta, India in 1994. A paraplegic often aided by crutches or the use of a wheelchair, Farrow was paralyzed from the waist down.

He contracted polio during his stay at an orphanage located in Kolkata, India. Prior to living in Torrington, Thaddeus Farrow had lived on property owned by his mother in Bridgewater. In a 2013 Vanity Fair interview, he commented on being adopted by his famous mother. He stated that it was scary, at first, being brought to a world where he did not understand the language but the love was a new experience and was overwhelming.

A mother’s grief and sorrow

Out of the 14 kids Mia Farrow has raised, four are her biological children. The rest are adopted. Sadly, Thaddeus was not the first child the actress/activist lost. On Christmas day in 2008, Mia’s 35-year-old daughter, Lark Previn, died after a lengthy illness.

Although no cause of death was released, the family did disclose that Lark had been ill for over a decade. Previn’s then-husband told Star magazine in 1998 that his wife had been infected with the AIDS virus caused by a tattooist’s dirty needle. Along with her parents and siblings, Lark Previn was survived by her partner Robert Garcia and two young daughters.

Another child, Tam Farrow, who was blind, died of heart failure at age 19 in 2000.

A family in mourning

Mia Farrow has four biological children, twins Matthew and Sascha and their brother Fletcher Previn with her second husband, conductor Andre Previn; and Ronan Farrow with director Woody Allen. Her other children are: Daisy, Frankie-Minh, Isaiah, Moses, Dylan, Kaeli-Sha and Soon-Yi who later married step-father Woody Allen.