Mia Farrow Discusses Deaths Of Her 3 Adopted Children
Mia Farrow has opened up about the “vicious rumors” circulating around the deaths of three of her adopted children.
After viewers noticed that HBO’s docuseries, Allen v. Farrow, did not address the deaths of 17-year-old Tam, 35-year old Lark and Thaddeus, who was 29 when he died—all adopted by Farrow. The mother of fourteen had 10 adopted children and four biological kids.
On Wednesday, Farrow opened up about the deaths of her children and why she decided to speak up now. “As a mother of fourteen children, my family means everything to me,” she wrote. “While I chose a career that places me in the public arena, most of my children have elected to live very private lives. I respect each of their wishes, which is why I am selective in my social media post.”
“Few families are perfect and any parent who has suffered the loss of a child knows that pain is merciless and ceaseless. However, some vicious rumors based on untruths have appeared online concerning the lives of three of my children. To honor their memory, their children and every family that has dealt with the death of a child, I am posting this message,” she continued.
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— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) April 1, 2021
“My beloved daughter Tam passed away at 17 from an accidental prescription overdose related to the agonizing migraines she suffered and her heart ailment,” Farrow wrote about her daughter, who died in 2000.
“My daughter Lark was an extraordinary woman, a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and mother to her own children. She died at 35 from complications of HIV/AIDS, which she contracted from a previous partner. Despite her illness she lives a fruitful and loving life with her children and longtime partner,” she said. “She succumbed to her illness & died suddenly in the hospital on Christmas, in her partner’s arms.” Lark died in 2008.
Farrow’s son Thaddeus committed suicide in 2016. “My courageous son Thaddeus was 29 and happily living with his partner; we were all anticipating a wedding but when the relationship abruptly ended, he took own life,” she wrote.
“These are unspeakable tragedies. Any other speculation about their deaths is to dishonor their lives and the lives of their children and loved ones. I am grateful to be the mother of fourteen children who have blessed me with sixteen grandchildren. Although we have known sorrow, our lives today are full of love and joy. Everyone has their own battle to fight; their own sorrows that gnaw. I send you my best hopes and my love,” Farrow added.
Farrow and her daughter Dylan have appeared in the HBO series, accusing Farrow’s ex-husband, Woody Allen, of sexually abusing Dylan. Allen has never been charged with the crime and denied that any abuse occurred.