20 Celebrity Kids That Committed Suicide

Paul Newman

In life, there is death. There’s no going around it. It’s all part of life in its most natural state. However, what can truly be devastating is when a parent ends up burying their own child way before their time has even come to pass. It’s such a cruel tragedy that no one should ever have to go through. However, in the world of celebrities, some kids may end up experiencing rather excruciating situations that they cannot handle, especially amidst all the attention given to them by the press and paparazzi. Because they were raised into a life that’s so far beyond normal, they can’t handle stuff the way most people would, which may even result in them taking their own lives. Below are some celebrities whose kids ended up committing suicide.

Paul Newman had a son named Scott who died back in 1978. He overdosed on drugs when he was just 28 years old. Apparently, he had been involved in a motorcycle accident a few years back. He developed a dependency on painkillers, only to use them in excess.

Ray Milland

Ray Milland had a son who shot himself in the head. Daniel did not leave a suicide note when authorities found his body inside their Beverly Hills home back in 1981. He was said to have been battling problems with drug addiction. He was also seen very intoxicated by his friends before he took his own life.

Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore had an only son, Richard, who died when he was 24 years old. While technically it isn’t a suicide, he died by his own hand. The gun he was handling was known to have a “hair trigger”, and this caused him to shoot himself by accident. The gun was later taken off the market.

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck took a pretty long break from acting, two years specifically. His son, news reporter Jonathan Peck, committed suicide back in 1975. He had shot himself. The circumstances revolving around the suicide involved a failed relationship, as well as fatigue and arteriosclerosis.

Dr. Dre

The famous rapper and producer had a son, Andre Jr. His son died at the young age of 20 years old. Andre died due to a drug overdose. He was found in the home of his mother, Jenita Porter.

Charles Boyer

Charles Boyard was an actor whose son, Michael Charles, killed himself. He was just 21 when he committed suicide. Apparently, he was feeling the devastating effects of a terrible breakup and decided to play Russian Roulette. After 13 years, his father would also commit suicide by overdosing on Seconal, which was a barbiturate.