MIA Farrow slams “vicious rumors” that she claims “dishonors” her children after backlash for removing her late daughter from a recent photo.
The typically-private film star shared a lengthy personal essay to her Twitter account weeks after HBO’s explosive documentary, Allen v. Farrow explored her family troubling history.
The Golden Globe winner tweeted on Wednesday: “As a mother of fourteen children, my family means everything to me. While I chose a career that placed me in the public arena, most of my children have elected to live very private lives.
“I respect each of their wishes, which is why I am selective in my social media posts.
“Few families are perfect, and any parent who has suffered the loss of a child knows that pain is merciless and ceaseless.
“However, some vicious rumors based on untruths have appeared online concerning the lives of three of my children.
“To honor their memory, their children and every family that has dealt with the death of a child, I am posting this message.”
She then explained: “My beloved daughter Tam passed away at 17 from an accidental prescription overdose related to the agonizing migraines she suffered, and her heart ailment.”
“My daughter, Lark, was an extraordinary woman, a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and mother to her own children.
“She died at 35 from complications of HIV/AIDS, which she contracted from a previous partner.
“Despite her illness, she lives a fruitful and loving life with her children and longtime partner. She succumbed to her illness & died suddenly in the hospital on Christmas, in her partner’s arms.”
The actress then spoke of her “courageous” son, Thaddeus, who was “happily living” with his partner as the family “anticipated a wedding.”
However, when their relationship “abruptly ended, he took his own life” at 29-years-old, she wrote.
Mia concluded: “These are unspeakable tragedies. Any other speculation about their deaths is to dishonor their lives and the lives of their children and loved ones.
“I am grateful to be the mother of fourteen children who have blessed me with sixteen grandchildren. Although we have known sorrow, our lives today are full of love and joy.
“Everyone has their own battle to fight; their own sorrows that gnaw. I send you my best hopes and my love.”
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