Marlon Brando's troubled son dies

Other News Materials 27 January 2008 03:21 (UTC +04:00)

( BBC ) - Christian Brando, eldest son of the late actor Marlon Brando, has died in Los Angeles, aged 49.

He had reportedly been in a coma and on a ventilator, and died of complications arising from pneumonia.

"His body was totally compromised," said his former wife, Deborah. "He'd lived so hard."

After a few minor acting roles, he hit the headlines in 1990, when he shot dead his half-sister's boyfriend, for which he served five years in jail.