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Christian Brando Dies

1/26/2008 7:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Christian Brando Marlon Brando's oldest son, Christian Brando, died early this morning at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, David Seeley, a lawyer for Marlon Brando's estate confirmed to the AP. He was 49.

Brando had been in the ICU since January 11 for pneumonia.

Seeley said the family had no funeral plans yet, adding, "This is a sad and difficult time for the family."

Christian had a minor roles in a few movies, but his real life was far more compelling; he went to prison for voluntary manslaughter in the death of his half-sister's boyfriend, Dag Drollet. He also was accused by Robert Blake's defense attorneys of having a role in Bonnie Lee Bakley's murder. Bonnie had originally named Brando as the father of her child with Blake.

Sources tell us that Brando had most recently been working in construction under a pseudonym.

Seeley said Brando was unmarried at the time of his death and had no children.

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Jamie    

Very sad. May he rest in peace. Has his funeral arrangements been sorted yet?

2444 days ago
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sassy    

r.i.p


but we were already talking about this in the boring Paris comments

2464 days ago
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Stingrae    

Go find some real news losers!!!!!

2464 days ago
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Kelli    

TMZ, you were slow on this one. It's been posted here for a while. Losing your touch or you never had it. :)

2464 days ago
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Adrienne    

Finally................ya took long enough to post this

2464 days ago
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roughdaddy    

talk about a turbulent life!! finally may you rest in peace!

2464 days ago
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that.is.all    

I reported this on your site almost 5 hours ago.

Way to stay on top of what's happening TMZ.

2464 days ago
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Vanity Killz    

tragic.

2464 days ago
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toomanydoggies    

HIs life was so sad and tragic. I'm sorry to hear that he's gone.

2464 days ago
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cjs    

Tragic story all of it.. the years of prison, his sisters suicide .. just all very sad.

2464 days ago
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piano    

That's really sad...but at least he is now with his father and his sister. The only one left now is Miko who I knew many years ago. At least I think he is still around... Just a sad, tortured family. It just goes to show that all the money and fame in the world can't help you if your family is a mess.

2464 days ago
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Kelli    

WE NEED A LIVE FEED OF THIS! RIP

2464 days ago
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Adrienne    

He did seem to have a rough life, it's a shame

2464 days ago
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sassy    

its sad that he didnt have any kids or maybe he did and know one knows about it.
it would be nice if he left part of himself around .

i feel horrible !

R.I P

2464 days ago
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VS    

What is going on in the world this month??? RIP!

2464 days ago
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