Tragedy has struck Mia Farrow’s extended family once again. Reports are that Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, 27, has died. Thaddeus is the third of Farrow’s adopted children who’ve died young.
The Hartford Courant reported that Thaddeus, who was paralyzed from polio, was found in his car suffering from a life threatening injury along Route 67 in Roxbury, Connecticut– not far from his own apartment and Mia’s Bridgewater farm.
Farrow adopted Thaddeus in 1995 during her legal wranglings with ex boyfriend Woody Allen over custody of the children they shared. I reported at the time in New York magazine that she’d given the baby the middle name “Wilk” after Judge Eliot Wilk, who was presiding over the trial. Originally Thaddeus’s first name was Gabriel, but many of Farrow’s adopted children and even her biological son Ronan went through many name changes over the years.
Condolences to Farrow and the extended family. The one consolation is that she gave these kids lives they never would have had, but it’s probably small consolation at that.