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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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76.

melissa    

I HOPE YOU'VE FOUND THE PEACE YOU LONGED FOR IN LIFE..
GOD BLESS & MUCH LOVE

2460 days ago
77.

Anita    

Well, now we have the 3rd dead celebrity.

I feel bad for Marlon's kids. Marlon was a selfish and manipulative person who caused great unhappiness to some people. Rita Moreno tried to kill herself over him back in the day.

The Lord will have to sort all this out on the Other Side now., thank god I don't have to.

2460 days ago
78.

meltz11    

Good. He was a leach.

2460 days ago
79.

Anita    

I bet he did not get his flu shot last fall.

EVERYONE should get a yearly flu shot and not be negligent about it!

The shot is comparatively cheap and always gives excellent protection, even though it is not a full 100%.

The last studies show that flu shots even offer protection against SARS.

Young people do in fact die of pneumonia,more than you think.

2460 days ago
80.

mysecretself    

who's planning the funeral???i mean he's got no wife no children,,no family..did he even had any money or career??sounds like a very sad and empty life.....

2460 days ago
81.

Vintage '51    

NoLossHere #53 (?)Are you living on another planet or what? He killed his half sister's boyfriend because he had been abusing her (Cheyenne) and then she turned around years later and committed suicide. Know the facts before you post as your ignorance shows.

2460 days ago
82.

Lenn K.    

The guy's face looks like those have been some hard 49 years, take a rest Christian you need the peace, God Bless!

2460 days ago
83.

Barb    

RIP Christian...life was not fair to you I think

2460 days ago
84.

Vintage '51    

Deaths for some reason do tend to happen in three's. The guys are gone, now I wonder (?)(Hmm) who the three girls are going to be. Any bets to Britney, Paris and Lilo as they like to call her? If they continue their current lifestyles it could happen. Stranger things have happened.No one is immortal.Christian had a hard life it appears with many struggles and lots of expectations so let's hope that he is FINALLY at peace.He always seemed to be living in his father's shadow and Marlon never set a very good example for his many offspring.

2460 days ago
85.

merks    

again. why isn't this britney? she should have died by now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2460 days ago
86.

just wondering    

GARY..#70...wouldn't have a clue abt if he rec'd ( not likley)...with that said...i agree 100% with ur post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...get the shot people...Gary is right!!

2460 days ago
87.

db    

You are so right on #13

2460 days ago
88.

Meri    

#73-Lenn K.-Glad to see your comments!

2460 days ago
89.

sassy    

does anyone know how he did in prison?? he was in there for a long time.

2460 days ago
90.

a Howard fan    

Isnt it odd that he is so young and died of complications from pneumonia? Hes lawyer said he was to make a full recovery about a week ago. Its sad and tragic, but doesnt anyone else think this is odd? Did he have more wrong with him?

2460 days ago
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