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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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All I have to say is money or not, hospitals in southern California S U C K. Watch your loved ones closely if they are hospitalized. These hospitals are full of incompetent physicians and tons of red friggin tape.

2463 days ago


Lets see, Perez, page Six, AP,etc........which one did your papz get their story from while they were out sucking Hiltons stinky butt?????????? Wake Up TMZ, Parislut aint news no more. We are sick of her.

2463 days ago


Iam sorry. His dad was agreat actor. RIP.

2463 days ago

nailhead thoughts are with his family

2463 days ago


Love to all who knew and loved this man. Very sorry another young man gone.

2463 days ago


Rest in peace, Christian. It's about time you found some peace. I don't think being Brando's kid did you any favors.

2463 days ago


I wonder if we are getting some new strain of pneumonia, it seems a lot of people have been dying of it over the last few years. I know it happens, but it just seems deadlier.

2463 days ago

the lost    

This is like Death Month. How awful. This guy wasn't that old either, I mean not old enough to die.

2463 days ago


So sad. Ya need to show respect for the dead people.

2463 days ago


Did he leave a confession stating that he killed Bonny Lee Bakley (Robert Blake's wife)?

2463 days ago


Did Christian Brando have the HIV virus? Dying of complications of aids, and pneumonia sounds more likely as to the cause of his death. - Sorry to hear that he died.

2463 days ago


It's scary. He was in the hospital since Jan 11 and they still couldn't FIX him. We need Dr. House!

2463 days ago


Rest in Peace person I didn't get to know about. Wish you could of lived longer to see you more in movies (i'm 13) than on your death post on TMZ. Best wishes to you in Heaven and to your family.

2463 days ago


I always thought that kids of stars lived such great lives....

Boy, was i sad

2463 days ago

Adrienne, I agree and think there just might be a deadlier strain of pneumonia going around. Probably brought here by terrorists. Don't be doubting too soon. However, I doubt our government would let us know in time...if there was time.

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