Thaddeus Farrow: Cause of Death Revealed

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This morning, we reported that Mia Farrow's son, Thaddeus Farrow, had been found dead in his car by Connecticut police.

Early reports indicated that Farrow had sustained severe injuries, but were unclear with regard to his cause of death.

Now, TMZ is reporting that authorities have released new information with regard to Farrow's final moments.

Mia Farrow Son Thaddeus Wheelchair

The site claims that a Connecticut medical examiner has reached the conclusion that Farrow committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso.

He was 27 years old.

After spending the first years of his life in a Calcutta orphanage, Thaddeus was adopted by Mia in 1994, not long after her split from famed director Woody Allen.

Thaddeus was wheelchair-bound throughout much of his life as a result of contracting polio in his youth.

Mia, a polio survivor herself, often spoke of Thaddeus' strength and resilience in glowing terms.

She also reluctantly shared stories about the horrors he experienced in his earliest years.

As an infant, Thaddeus was abandoned by his biological parents at a railway station.

In order to survive, Farrow told Vanity Fair in 2013, he crawled on his hands and "stubs of legs" and begged passersby for food.

Mia Farrow 2016 Time 100 Gala

At the orphanage, Thaddeus was "chained to a post, and kids would throw rocks at him to prompt the mannish growls he made."

Farrow discussed her love for Thaddeus in 2000 New York Post interview, saying:

"I perhaps am more motivated than most people because I had polio myself and it was a real struggle to come through it, and what I saw will never leave me – in the hospitals and in the public wards for contagious diseases."

"Perhaps even more so because I have a son who is only 12 years old and who is paralyzed from the waist down because of polio."

Once he was brought to America and received proper medical treatment, Thaddeus' health began to improve, and he was eventually able to walk with the assistance of crutches.

Mia Farrow Picture

"It was scary to be brought to a world of people whose language I did not understand, with different skin colors," Thaddeus said in an interview.

"The fact that everyone loved me was a new experience, overwhelming at first."

Thaddeus is survived by 13 brothers and sisters, 9 of whom were also adopted.

His mother has yet to comment on the news that Thaddeus took his own life.

Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.

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