Friday, May 24, 2024

Mia Farrow’s Adopted Son Thaddeus Dies in Car Accident, Named for Judge in Woody Allen Case


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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