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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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61.

just wondering    

....ahhhhhhhhh....I expected this after hearing he was in ICU last week...very sad and what a lonely unhappy life he led, such a shame, so young still.

2357 days ago
62.

mike h.    

sad for his death but why do you think he,or for that matter his father,are automatcally in Heaven?

2357 days ago
63.

Joanne    

I also add Rest In Peace, Christian. What's with all these posts accusing Christian of murdering Bonnie Blakely?? I read that there was such a tug-of-war during Christian's childhood between his dad and Mom. Is she still living? Is his brother, Mako, alive? What about his niece, his sister's child? How is she doing? Can anyone answer these questions? Thanks..

2357 days ago
64.

beau    

DRUGS FINALLY TOOK IT'S TOLL. R I P DUDE!

2357 days ago
65.

Missy    

WTF?? Whose next???

2357 days ago
66.

jcc    

Rest in peace, Christian Brando. I'm sorry he apparently never got to live a peaceful, happy life.

2357 days ago
67.

Felicia    

They always go in 3s don't they.. Brad Renfro, Heath Ledger, now Christian Brando. Sad news, may they all rest in total peace.

2357 days ago
68.

Lori B    

He only served five years for klling his sisters murderer.

Posted at 7:50PM on Jan 26th 2008 by NoLossHere
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five years for killing his sisters murderer?? Huh?
His sister killed herself

2357 days ago
69.

April Fouels    

Daily Record, Glasgow Scotland, the Brando Curse.

2357 days ago
70.

Robert    

NO WAY TWO ACTORS IN SAME WEEK FROM THE SAME ILLNESS? COME FOLKS GET HELP SOONER.

2357 days ago
71.

nobozo    

Are any kin of Marlon Brando left? What a sad legacy for one of the finest American actors of the 20th century. Seems his kids were all screwed up - the result of his marriages to that crazy woman, Kashfi, and the Tahitian woman who was Cheyenne's mother. Hope the son is finally at peace.

2357 days ago
72.

beau    

DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS RICH RICH RICH BORED BORED BORED LIFE! WHO'S NEXT????

2357 days ago
73.

kim suck    

64. He only served five years for klling his sisters murderer.

Posted at 7:50PM on Jan 26th 2008 by NoLossHere

what??????????????????????????????????????

2357 days ago
74.

fergiebear    

Yes, they should get help sooner!! Henson the man that founded the Muppets died from pneumonia. His widow does PSAs about it telling people that just because you are strong and young does not mean you don't need to rest and take care of yourself. Rock stars do the same the body needs to rest!!!!!! His widow states he was stick for days before he would go to see a doctor!! He thought he would just work through it!!!! Take care of your self people!!!!

2357 days ago
75.

barbarab    

s0 sad like everyone says may he RIP does any one know where the other brother is?????????????????????????

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