Thaddeus Farrow (1988 - 2016)

Thaddeus Farrow, a son of actress and activist Mia Farrow, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in an auto accident in Danbury, Connecticut, according to multiple news sources. He was 27.

State police found him in a car. He was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital, where he was being treated for serious injuries, according to reports. Police have reportedly ruled out foul play.

Farrow adopted Thaddeus, who had polio as a child and is paraplegic, from an orphanage in 1994 in Kolkata, India. Farrow adopted him after she split from the legendary director Woody Allen.


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Thaddeus Farrow, who was born in 1988, is one of 10 children that Mia Farrow, a longtime activist, has adopted. She also has four biological children. Mia Farrow is known best for starring in the film "Rosemary's Baby."

In September 2000, Mia and Thaddeus Farrow participated in a global summit on the eradication of polio at the headquarters of the United Nations. The pair joined then-U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in starting up a countdown clock to show the declining number of polio cases until 2005.

Thaddeus Farrow was preceded in death by his sisters, Tam Farrow and Lark Previn.

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