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Pastor Rick Warren

Son Shot Himself

4/7/2013 12:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Pastor Rick Warrren
's son used a gun to take his own life ... this according to the Orange County Coroner's office.

According to officials ... 27-year-old Matthew Warren's death Friday was from a self-inflicted gun shot wound ... that occurred inside his Mission Viejo home.

As TMZ previously reported ... Pastor Rick informed members of his Saddleback Valley Community Church Saturday about the suicide -- but gave no details -- except Warren had struggled with mental illness and depression for years.

An autopsy will be conducted next week.

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undercover_jerk    

Sad.

381 days ago
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Gouldman1987    

Real smart to leave guns around a suicidal person. Anyone that kills themselves deserves nothing. Feed his body to alligators or pigs

381 days ago
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Gretel    

How sad. I hope that poor man found the peace that eluded him in life.

381 days ago
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e33    

Suicide = no heaven

381 days ago
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ron    

probably gay & dad did not accept it

381 days ago
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Lynn M    

Common way for men to commit suicide. It doesn't change the fact that the man is dead and his family/ friends are left to deal with it. Suicide is a very selfish act. Rest assured, if he didn't have a gun, he'd have found another way. Not all depressed people are suicidal or homicidal., though. I really feel for those who cared for him.

381 days ago
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sh    

As with the kid who killed all the kids in Newtown, guns CANNOT be in a home where there is mental illness. Or in an alcoholic home. Mix a gun with a mentally ill , angry, depressed or drunked or high person and nothing good comes it it. NOTHING. Pastor....if he had years. Of illness, why a gun in your home. Bad move. I am sorry you lost your son and my heart goes out to you and Matt's family. No guns, please.

381 days ago
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Truth is    

Men hearts are desperately wicked

381 days ago
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Carl    

I hope that this isn't due to him being gay or something like that where religion conflicted with the person he really was. That would be the saddest thing of all.

381 days ago
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sophiastormy    

He says this most likely cause his kid didn't believe what his dad was hawking. Makes its better for this cult leader, look better with his naive sheep. This man is not even close too being a man of Faith. His book that made him a cult figure is garbage.

381 days ago
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gegeok    

So sad... suicide is not the answer

381 days ago
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sh    

Jaytee....everything I have read and even in comments from the Pastor say it was in the family home. As for the gun....you don't leave a deadly weapon in reach for someone who is not thinking rationally...or a fully stocked bar for a bored alky....or a house full of kids for a pedofile. Do you get it?

381 days ago
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mrharrybawls2012    

Guns arent Lawful
Nooses Give
Gas smells Awful
You Might As well Live

This is terrible news. Isn't that right Liz?

+ Blessings +
Rev. Peter Popoff
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381 days ago
14.

Cricket    

So sad. My condolences and prayers to the family and friends.

381 days ago
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Henry    

Why was a loaded gun anywhere near this man. What was Rick Warren thinking allowing access to a gun for his well known mentally disturbed son. Rick Warren should be held liable for his son's death

381 days ago
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