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Celebrities who's children died

Updated on July 5, 2013

1. Mike Tyson Daughter Exodus Tyson:

Mike Tyson famous boxer four years old Daughter Exodus Tyson died by accident on May 26, 2009, at Phoenix, Arizona, United States. The accident happened at home when a treadmill power cord took life four your old Exodus. When Mike Tyson was asked how he managed that loss Mike Tyson replied. When I was going to the hospital my mind was nearly getting psycho. Many questions in my head. How I will bear it?, I can’t live without my daughter, what will I do if something happened to her?. I have got no answer to these questions at that time. When I reached at the hospital I saw many parents who lost their children and they were bearing it with dignity. They were simple people and they were showing courage and patience. I wanted to handle it with dignity as well. God gave me so much in life and if he takes something away from me I need to show courage and patience.

1. Mike Tyson Daughter Exodus Tyson:


2. Jone Travolta son Jett Travolta:

Kelly Preston and Jone Travolta famous Hollywood actor son Jett Travolta died on January 2, 2009, at his home in Freeport, Bahamas. It is said that he died of disease of autism. Both husband and wife don’t like to talk about this incident on media.

Jett Travolta and John Travolta


3. Conor Clapton Son of Rock Legend Eric Clapton

Conor Clapton Son of Rock Legend Eric Clapton Died in 1990. It was the most shocking news to his father. He fell down from the 53rd floor of a New York skyscraper when a window cleaner left a window open after cleaning it. Eric Clapton wrote an award winning song “tears in heaven” in tribute of his son Conor. Eric loved his son so much that he hide his son photos and movies in a box for 15 years. He said he cannot bear his memories it is very painful for him.

3. Conor Clapton Son of Rock Legend Eric Clapton


4. Famous singer Neil Vince daughter Skylar Lynnae Neil

Famous singer Neil Vince daughter Skylar Lynnae Neil died on August 15, 1995 because of Cancer. She was the darling of her family. She was born in 1991 and at the age of four she was diagnosed cancer in CT scan. Her cancer was diagnosed in both her kidneys in April, 1995. It slowly spread spread to her lungs and her body tissues doctors tried to save her but they were late to recover her. Neil Vince blamed his daughter’s death to doctors but nothing was proven. Neil Vince has set up the Foundation “Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation” to further support cancer research in memory of his beloved daughter.

Neil Vince daughter Skylar Lynnae Neil


5. Romy Schneider son David Christopher Died

Australian German actress best known for the “Sissi” trilogy and an international star in France. She and her husband Harry Meyen had a son named David-Christopher on december 3rd, 1966. Sadly the marriage did not last and the pair divorced in 1975. Tragically, David Christopher died in 1981 at the age of 14 while trying to climb a spiked fence.

Romy Schneider


6. Gloria Vanderbilt son Carter Vanderbilt Cooper

She is a Wealthy socialite and fashion designer. In 1988, Gloria Vanderbilt’s son Carter Vanderbilt Cooper committed suicide by jumping out of her apartment.

Gloria Vanderbilt


7. Art Linkletter daughter Diane Linkletter

Art Linkletter is the Host of “Kids say the dardnest things”. In 1969, his daughter Diane Linkletter fell out of an apartment window. It was initially believed that she may have tried to commit suicide but lately it turned out to be a rumor.

Art Linkletter


8. Barbara Hutton son Lance Reventlow

Woolworth socialite dubbed “the poor little rich girl”. An heir to the Woolworth fortune, Lance Reventlow became interested in race cars and formed a company that produced a new line of cars called Scarabs. He entered then in several racing competitions. In 1972, he was killed when the Cessna 206 he was riding in crashed into a canyon, killing him.

Barbara Hutton


9. Carrol O’Connor son Hugh O’Connor

He is a Television actor . After a long struggle with drug addiction, Hugh o Connor committed suicide.

Carrol O'Connor


10. Hunter Tylor son Micheal Tylo J.R.

She is a soap actress “Melrose Place, The Bold and The Beautiful”. Hunter Tylo and her then husband Micheal Tylo, has a son named Micheal Tylo J.R. Aka Micky, in 1988. They divorced in 2005. Two years later, the 19 years old was found dead in a swimming pool. An autopsy concluded that he had died as a result of a seizure.

Hunter Tylo


11. Bill Cosby son Ennis Cosby

He is an actor and comedian “The Bill Cosby Show”. On January 16th 1997, Ennis Cosby was shot and killed by a Ukrainian immigrant named Mikhail Markhasev. Eventually he was arrested and tried for his murder. He was then given a life sentence without parole with an addition of 10 years. Bill Cosby eventually founded the “Hello Friend/ Ennis William Cosby foundation” in his memory to help children with special needs.

Bill Cosby


12. Lou Costello

He is a comedian/half of the duo “Abbot and Castello”. On November 4th 1943, after returning to his radio show from a bout with rheumatic fever, Lou Costello was informed that his toddler son had drowned in the family pool. Costello had told his wife to let him stay up so he could hear his performance but instead of canceling the show, he decided to dedicate it to his little boy.

Lou Costello


13. John Walsh son Adam

Host of America’s Most wanted and advocate for missing children. In 1981, John’s son Adam and his mother were shopping at a local Sears in Hollywood, Florida when the boy disappeared. In 2008, police officially closed the case after concluding that a man named Ottis Toole killed Adam. His death inspired John Walsh to host “America’s Most Wanted” and establish The National Center for missing and exploited children.

John Walsh


14. Marlon Brando daughter Cheyenne Brando

He is a Film Star “on the waterfront”, “A Streetcar Named Desire”. “Last Tango In Paris”, “The Godfather”. In 1990, Cheyenne Brando, Marlon’s daughter from his third marriage, informed her half-brother Christian that her boyfriend Dag Dollet was abusing her. Enraged, Christian went to confront him at his father’s house. Afterwards, the conflict escalated to the point where he fatally shot Dollet. He was then arrested and tried for his murder. Christian was then convicted and was given a 10 year sentence but only served 5 years. Cheyenne eventually committed suicide in 1995. Christian died in 2008 of Pneumonia.

Marlon Brando


The last but not least

No matter if you are rich, poor or somewhere in between, you are never immune to the loss of a child. May all of the children portrayed in this post rest in peace.


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      4 years ago

      romy is actually austrian not australian

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      5 years ago

      If you have lost a child, this article was not helpful, at all.

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      Claud g 

      5 years ago

      This was an interesting article I feel bad for all of those peoples children who died R.I.P


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