Medical examiner: Mia Farrow’s son Thaddeus killed himself

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2000 file photo, actress Mia Farrow poses with her adopted son Thaddeus as they participate in the global summit on polio eradication at United Nations headquarters. Thaddeus Wilk Farrow, died, Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016, after being found seriously injured in his vehicle in Connecticut. The actress adopted Thaddeus, who contracted polio in an orphanage in Kolkata, India, and was paralyzed from the waist down. He was 27. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

ROXBURY, Conn. (AP) — Mia Farrow says her family is devastated by the suicide of her son Thaddeus Wilk Farrow.

The actress writes on Twitter that the 27-year-old was a courageous person who “overcame so much hardship in his short life.” Thaddeus Farrow contracted polio in Kolkata, India, and was paralyzed from the waist down. The actress adopted him in the mid-1990s.

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Connecticut State Police say Thaddeus Farrow was found in his vehicle Wednesday afternoon in Roxbury with a life-threatening injury. A medical examiner concluded he shot himself in the torso.

Police say Thaddeus Farrow lived in Torrington, about a 24-mile (39-kilometer) drive from Roxbury, which is next to his mother’s hometown of Bridgewater.

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