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10 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

10 Celebrities Whose Children Committed Suicide

Death strikes when we least expect it. The loss of a loved one is a moment that most of us have had a difficult time dealing with. They are irreplaceable. There is nothing we can do to bring them back. Such are some of the sentiments and feelings that come to mind when we have to deal with the loss of someone we hold dear. As much as death strikes when we least expect it, suicide on the other hand can in most cases be foreseen.

There are individuals who go through troublesome moments in life. Depression, loss and despair are just but some of the common reasons why some people choose to take their own lives. Suicide is one of the most selfish ways to exit this life. Those who are left behind are shocked, and there are lots of unanswered questions. The ones who remain behind at times place the blame on themselves, wondering if there was anything they could have done differently to keep the departed alive.

Celebrities are not spared the scourge of suicide either. Other than those who have taken their own lives, there are others who have found themselves on the wrong end of the line, having to bury their kids.

10. Marlon Brando – Cheyenne Brando

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Aged 25 at the time of her death, Cheyenne was a Tahitian model, daughter to Marlon Brando and his third wife Tarita Teriipaia. According to his children, Brando never really appeared to care much for them. As a matter of fact, Cheyenne once said he only showed up on the island once a year. Marlon believed that the Tahitians were too trusting, and coming to the US would destroy their lives. Her disdain for her father continued until she dropped out of high school and started using all sorts of drugs. After her half-brother shot and killed her boyfriend, she attempted suicide twice, before hanging herself in 1995 at her mother’s house.

9. Gregory Peck – Jonathan Peck

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Jonathan was a brilliant kid with a bright future ahead of him. He had enrolled in the Peace Corps, and was already a track star back in college. While serving in the Peace Corps, he was posted to Tanzania, where he helped in coming up with an agricultural syllabus for the Tanzanians in Swahili. He would return to California to his family 2 years later, working in a radio and TV station. Although he was a successful and brilliant individual, those close to him knew he was a troubled young man, fears that were confirmed when he killed himself on the night he was given a new assignment, which he seemed all too excited about.

8. Mary Tyler Moore – Richard Meeker Jr.

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