Sunday, 27 January 2008

Christian Brando Dies at 49

Christian Brando, the distressed eldest boy of the later renowned actor Marlon Brando, has died from pneumonia at a Los Angeles hospital, an attorney said Saturday. He was 49. Brando died Saturday dawn at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, said David Seeley, an attorney representing Marlon Brando's land. Seeley said Brando was taken to the hospital on January 11. There are no funeral plans still scheduled, he added. "This is a tragic and hard moment for the household," Seeley said. Born May 11, 1958, the younger Brando had tiny roles in a smattering of movies, including 1968's "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!" but he was best known for his brushes with the police. He spent five years in prison after pleading convicted to manslaughter in 1990 for killing his baby's beau, Dag Drollet, at the Brando household's land.

Brando said he unintentionally shot Drollet as they struggled for an artillery during a debate over whether Drollet, 26, had beaten Brando's pregnant half-sister, Cheyenne. Cheyenne, who subsequently gave birth to Drollet's boy, committed suicide in 1995 after losing detention. She was 25. Brando's ex-wife, Deborah Brando, sued him for internal violence in 2005. She claimed that soon after their 2004 wedding, Brando repeatedly play her and threatened to destroy her in the presence of her teenage girl. Brando countersued, alleging that his ex-wife broke into his house and play him because he wanted to nullify their wedding simply 10 weeks after exchanging vows.

The lawsuits were settled last year on undisclosed terms. Brando was charged January 10, 2005, with two counts of spousal misuse and he pleaded convicted. He was placed on three years' probation and ordered to drug and alcohol reclamation as easily as a spousal-abuse prevention plan. Brando too was the one-time fan of Bonnie Lee Bakley, who was shot to death in 2001. At one moment, Bakley claimed Brando had fathered her kid but tests showed it belonged to player Robert Blake, whom she subsequently married.

Blake was tried for her slaying and acquitted but subsequently ordered to repay $30 million in an unlawful death suit. During that civilian lawsuit, Blake's lawyer suggested Brando was the killer. Brando, who had denied any participation, invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination on the support during the test. Seeley said Brando was not married at the moment of his death and did not depart any children.

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