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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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that.is.all    

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.

2274 days ago
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Justme    

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.

2274 days ago
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yazzie    

Iam sorry. His dad was agreat actor. RIP.

2274 days ago
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nailhead    

sad........my thoughts are with his family

2274 days ago
20.

yazzie    

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

2274 days ago
21.

Terri    

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

2274 days ago
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Adrienne    

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.

2274 days ago
23.

the lost    

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

2274 days ago
24.

What??    

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

2274 days ago
25.

JuicyGirl    

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

2274 days ago
26.

pie    

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.

2274 days ago
27.

Barack    

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

2274 days ago
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ernie    

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.

2274 days ago
29.

Lissette    

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

Boy, was i wrong...so sad

2274 days ago
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that.is.all    

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.

2274 days ago
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