Marlon Brando’s son Christian Brando, age 49, dies at L.A. hospital

January 27, 2008, 1:26 am PST

This deaths so far as the New Year begins had already been far too many and now another one to add to the list.  The Brando family certainly were not without problems and Christian was the one who had the most. 

Photo Source: ABC News–  

LOS ANGELES Christian Brando, the troubled son of late actor Marlon Brando, has died in a Los Angeles hospital, according to published statements by Brando family representatives. He was 49 years old.

Brando died Saturday morning at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, said David Seeley, an attorney representing Marlon Brando‘s estate. Seeley said Brando was taken to the hospital on Jan. 11.

[ The photo: At left, Christian Brando, son of the late actor Marlon Brando, in a Los Angeles courtroom in July 1990, during a preliminary hearing in his trial for the murder of his sister’s boyfriend, Dag Drollet.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut) ]

“This is a sad and difficult time for the family,” Seeley said in the statement, published by The Associated Press.

“This is a sad and difficult time for the family,” Seeley said.

Born on May 11, 1958, Brando was a high school dropout and never had much of a career. He had small roles in a handful of movies, including 1968’s “I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!” but he was better known for his brushes with the law.

He spent five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in 1990 for killing his sister’s boyfriend, Dag Drollet, at the Brando family’s hilltop estate.

Brando said he accidentally shot Drollet as they struggled for a gun during an argument over whether Drollet, 26, had beaten Brando’s pregnant half-sister, Cheyenne.

Cheyenne, who later gave birth to Drollet’s son but lost custody of the child, committed suicide in 1995. She was 25. Family associates said she had been distraught since her boyfriend’s death.

In a 1991 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Brando said he never intended to kill Drollet, …… [Full Story]

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