9 Celebrities Who’ve Lost a Child

Posted by PZ on September 6th, 2011

Every parent’s worst nightmare is to see one of their children pass away before they do. These 9 stars have all had a child die under tragic circumstances, many after random accidents have occurred, while some have overdosed, commit suicide or been murdered.

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John Travolta & Kelly Preston 

John Travolta and Kelly Preston’s son Jett died tragically when he suffered a seizure in the Bahamas while on holiday in 2009. He was aged 16.

Dr. Dre 

Dr. Dre’s son  Andre Young Jr. was 20-years-old when he died from an overdose of heroin and morphine.

OJ Simpson

OJ Simpson’s 2-year-old daughter named Aaren drowned in a swimming pool at the family home in 1979.

 Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson lost his 4-year-old baby girl in a freak accident in 2009 – she was strangled to death after being found hanging from the cord on a treadmill, and was briefly put on life support before she passed away.

Marie Osmond 

 Marie Osmond’s son Michael Blosil took his own life in 2010. Michael had been in rehab in 2007 for an undisclosed reason, and appeared to have been suffering from depression. He left a note explaining his suicide with a roommate before jumping off a building in Los Angeles. At the time, Michael was thought to be recovering from his depression, and there was also rumors that he felt pressure from his mother to suppress his possible homosexuality – she later commented stating that she didn’t believe her son to be gay.

Eric Clapton 

Rocker Eric Clapton lost a son named Connor, aged 4-years-old, when he fell from a window of a Manhattan high-rise. The song ‘Tears in Heaven’ was inspired by his son’s death.

Mia Farrow 

Mia Farrow has tragically lost two daughters. The first, named Lark, died aged 35 from an unknown illness on Christmas day. In 2000, Mia was once again grief-stricken when another daughter, Tam, died from heart failure at 19-years-old.

Bill Cosby 

in 1997, Bill Cosby’s son, 27-year-old Ennis pulled over to change a flat tire on the San Diego Freeway, when he was shot and killed by 19-year-old Ukrainian immigrant Mikail Markhasev. Mikail’s motive was robbery and he is currently serving a life sentence in jail.

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