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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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91.

sassy    

MORE NEWS: SCOTT BAIO GOT INTO A CAR ACCIDENT TONIGHT AT 8:43 PM AND SMASHED INTO A TREE AND NOW IS DEAD !


THIS IS HORRIBLE AND HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DYING LEFT AND RIGHT HERE.
BUT THIS NEWS COMES FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE.

2279 days ago
92.

sassy    

MORE NEWS: SCOTT BAIO GOT INTO A CAR ACCIDENT TONIGHT AT 8:43 PM AND SMASHED INTO A TREE AND NOW IS DEAD !


THIS IS HORRIBLE AND HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE DYING LEFT AND RIGHT HERE.
BUT THIS NEWS COMES FROM A RELIABLE SOURCE.

2279 days ago
93.

Maldoror    

Rest in Peace Christian. May you join your family in the sweet hereafter.

2279 days ago
94.

April Fouels    

STAK SDNEIRF ON EVAH UOY

2279 days ago
95.

Happy To Be Me    

Are you kidding, Scott Baio? No way. I'll check that out...damn you if you are lying.

2279 days ago
96.

Jill    

The tabloids reported he was admitted to Presbeterian as a CHARITY case, being HOMELESS, and having burned his way through the PALTRY inheritence Brando left him. This guy was always a loser, he's lucky he didn't die in prison for murder. Robert Shapiro got him only 5 years.

2279 days ago
97.

NUMbnuts    

WHATS WITH ALL THESE RIP CONDOLENCES, THIS GUY WAS AN ASS WIPE WIFE BEATER AND A VIOLENT MURDERER!!

TO HELL WITH THIS LOWLIFE DIRTBAG THAT COULDNT MAKE A GO OF HIS LIFE WITH ALL THE BRANDO BACKING.

HE COULD OF BEEN A CONTENDER!!! BUT DIDNT KNOW HOW TO WORK IT!!

2279 days ago
98.

jon and kate are octomoms role models    

Marlon Brando's 3 youngest children were born to his longtime housekeeper who sued the Brando estate after Brando's death for their share of the inheritance.

2279 days ago
99.

Happy To Be Me    

Here is a list of some past celebrities who have died way too young.....:(

River Phoenix Age 23 Heroin and Cocaine Overdose
Jimi Hendrix Age 27 Heroin and Cocaine Overdose
Janis Joplin Age 27 Overdose of Drugs and alchohol
Jim Morrison Age 27 Overdose of Drugs and alchohol
Kurt Cobain Age 27 Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
Sid Vicious Age 21 Heroin overdose
James Dean Age 24 Died in a car accident in 1955
John Belushi Age 33 Heroin and Cocaine Overdose
Anna Nicole Age 39 Mysterious drug overdose - multiple supply of drugs
Jean Harlow Age 26 Died of Uremic poisoning
Jayne Mansfield Age 34 Horrible automobile accident, with her children inside the car
Marilyn Monroe Age 36 Mysterious Drug Overdose
Natalie Wood Age 43 Died in a mysterious boating accident
Sharon Tate Age 26 Brutally murdered by the Manson family
Rebecca Schaeffer Age 21 Murdered by a stalker
Tupac Shakur Age 25 Shot to Death in Las Vegas
Marvin Gaye Age 44 Shot to death by his father
John Lennon Age 40 Shot to death by a delusional man
Stevie Ray Vaughn Age 35 Helicopter crash
Bruce Lee Age 32 Died of Cerebral Edema
Brandon Lee Age 28 Son of Bruce Lee, died from a faulty gun
Freddie Prinze Age 22 Self-inflicted gunshot wound
Chris Farley Age 33 Heroin and Cocaine Overdose
Aaliyah Age 22 Died in an airplane crash
Richie Valens Age 17 Died in an airplane crash
Buddy Holly Age 22 Died in an airplane crash

2279 days ago
100.

Mimi    

Re: # 13---I agree with you wholeheartedly. The hospitals in Southern California do suck. Whenever my dad was sick and in the hospital, I would fly to L.A. from Chicago to keep an eye on things. I was amazed at some of the incompetence I witnessed there! My dad and the rest of the family out there would be so relieved whenever I arrived. I would stay at the hospital with him from early in the morning until late at night.

So sad to hear about Christian's death. The Brando family has been so beset by tragedy. At least now his tormented life is over and he is at peace, in the presence of God, his dad and sister. My condolences to what is left of the Brando family.

2279 days ago
101.

Dixie    

53. A fitting end for a murderer.

He only served five years for klling his sisters murderer.

At least now there is justice for that poor victim.

I do not wish murderers to rest in peace. How ludicrous are you loons?

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

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Actually it was his sisters lover. Christian killed him after his then pregnant sister made a claim that her lover was abusive.
He did what any brother would have done for their sister. R.I.P, Christian

2279 days ago
102.

Dottie654    

Adrienne......I recall reading in the newspaper that there IS a new strain of pneumonia that is not responding to the common drugs. I wonder if they are going to do an autopsy?

2279 days ago
103.

The Nuss    

How sad and eerie. Just today I watched a Biograpy on Marlon Brando and they mentioned Christian. I wondered how he was doing and just a short while later I see this news. What a legacy. This family certainly has had its share of heartache. I hope Christian will rest in peace. Best to those left behind.

2279 days ago
104.

Bubblebunny    

Tough life. RIP

2279 days ago
105.

DAVE    

REST IN PEACE MY FREIND, I MISS YA, WE HAD SOME GOOD, GOOD TIMES AND YOU SHOWED ME WHAT A TRUE FREIND AND PARTNER REALLY IS. KALAMA DAYS ON THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE RANGER. SEE YA UP THERE. MAN DAVE

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