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Mia Farrow's son has died at 27

Thaddeus passed away at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut on Wednesday September 2, after a car crash but no foul play was thought to be involved.

According to gossip website TMZ, Connecticut police responded to a call at Roxbury, Connecticut, at around 12:45pm on Wednesday, and found Thaddeus “gravely injured in his car along Route 67”.

FILE - This April 24, 2012 file photo shows actress Mia Farrow and son Isaiah Farrow attend the TIME 100 gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York. Farrow will star Brian Dennehy in Love Letters a two-person work, comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between friends who grew up together Dennehy and Farrow will star from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10. Then the cast will change to Carol Burnett and Dennehy from Oct. 11 to Nov. 7, then Alan Alda and Candice Bergen from Nov. 8 to Dec. 5, then Stacy Keach and Diana Rigg from Dec. 6 to Jan. 9 and finally Anjelica Huston andf Martin Sheen from Jan. 10 to Feb. 1. The show will run at the Nederlander Theatre under the direction of Gregory Mosher. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File). Credit: AP

The the 71-year-old actress' son was taken to hospital, and later pronounced dead at 2:30pm. Thaddeus was one of 10 children adopted by the former fashion model, and was paraplegic - meaning he had loss of feeling in his legs - due to polio, a rare viral infection.

After she adopted Thaddeus, Mia spearheaded a campaign to rid the world of polio, revealing that she too had suffered from the infection as a child but was able to fight it due to living in a country with advanced healthcare. She previously said: “I perhaps am more motivated than most people because I had polio myself and it was a real struggle to come through it, and what I saw will never leave me.

“Perhaps even more so because I have a son who is only 12 years old and who is paralysed from the waist down because of polio.

“This is a terrible disease, and he has a lot of difficulty just getting through the day. I would love to see the end of polio, where no more children have this.”

In total, the 'Rosemary's Baby' actress had 14 children - Matthew and Sascha, 46, Soon-Yi, 45, Fletcher, 42, Summer, 41, Moses, 38, Dylan, 31, Ronan, 28, Frankie-Minh, 25, Isaiah, 24, and Kaeli-Sha.

Daughters Lark Song, 35, and Tam, 21, have also died, in 2008 and 2000 respectively.

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