Ronan Farrow Remembers Late Brother Thaddeus With Sweet Photos

Thaddeus died by suicide last week.

09/26/2016 12:40 pm ET

Ronan Farrow wished his brother Thaddeus a sweet goodbye on Sunday, four days after his sibling’s death.

Thaddeus, a paraplegic due to polio, was adopted from an Indian orphanage in 1994 by actress Mia Farrow, Ronan’s biological mother. The 27-year-old died by suicide on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

“Rest in peace, brother. I never knew anyone stronger, or who overcame more,” Farrow wrote in a photo caption on Instagram.

Rest in peace, brother. I never knew anyone stronger, or who overcame more.

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On Wednesday, Thaddeus was found by police with life-threatening injuries and taken to Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where he was later pronounced dead.

A state medical examiner’s autopsy report states that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Associated Press. 

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Mia Farrow and her adopted son Thaddeus speak with media mogul Ted Turner before a United Nations conference on the eradication of polio in New York, Sept. 27, 2000.

On Thursday, Mia Farrow shared a heartbreaking statement about the incident on Twitter.

“We’re devastated by the loss of Thaddeus, our beloved son and brother,” the actress wrote. “He was a wonderful, courageous person who overcame so much hardship in his short life. We miss him.” 

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.

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