Mia Farrow’s adopted son dies in car crash

Thaddeus Wilk Farrow was found seriously injured in his car in Connecticut yesterday (September 21)

Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, the adopted son of actress Mia Farrow, has died in a car accident.

Thaddeus Farrow was adopted from an orphanage in Calcutta by the stage and screen actress in 1994. A polio survivor, Thaddeus – previously known as Gabriel Wilk Farrow – was profiled by Vanity Fair in 2013 as a car mechanic who was studying to become a police officer.

Fox News reports that Thaddeus’ car was found at 12:45pm yesterday (September 21) in Roxbury, with the driver having sustained “life-threatening injuries.” He was taken to Danbury hospital, where he died. He was 27.

Police officials said that there appears to be no criminal aspect to the death, and an autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.

Farrow has 11 living children, four biological and seven adopted. Thaddeus is the third of her adopted children to have died.

In the aforementioned 2013 Vanity Fair article, Thaddeus spoke about being adopted by Farrow in 1994.

“It was scary to be brought to a world of people whose language I did not understand, with different skin colours. The fact that everyone loved me was a new experience – overwhelming at first.”