( Contactmusic ) - CHRISTIAN BRANDO, the eldest son of late actor MARLON BRANDO, has died. He was 49 years old. Brando died on Saturday (26Jan08) morning at a Los Angeles Hospital after suffering from pneumonia. Brando was born 11 May 1958 as a result of his father's affair with actress Anna Kashfi. He had small roles in several movies, including Yentl and I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! but never found the same level of success as his Oscar-winning father. In 1990, he pled guilty to manslaughter for killing his half-sister Cheyenne's boyfriend Dag Drollet at the Brando family estate on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles. In 2005, his again pled guilty to two counts of domestic violence after his ex-wife Deborah claimed he frequently beat her and threatened to kill her. He was placed on probation for three years. Brando was hospitalised at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center earlier this month (11Jan08) and according to his attorney, Benjamin Brin, was expected to make a full recovery.
Marlon Brando - Christian Brando Dies
27 January 2008 22:30 (UTC+04:00)