Christian Brando, the eldest son of Hollywood icon Marlon Brando who made
worldwide news in 1990 by shooting dead his sister’s boyfriend, died on Saturday
at the age of 49, his lawyer said.
Brando, son of of the Oscar-winning screen star and Welsh actress Anna
Kashfi, died Saturday of complications from pneumonia, attorney Bruce Margolin
He had been hospitalized at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center since
Jan. 11 with pneumonia and his ex-wife, Deborah, told People magazine that he
had been comatose and on a respirator.
“His body was totally compromised,” she said. “He’d lived so hard ...
this is just so sad.”
Representatives for Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center declined to
Brando fatally shot Dag Drollet on May 16, 1990, after his sister
Cheyenne told him that her 26-year-old boyfriend had been beating her.
He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 10 years
in prison, serving almost five years behind bars before he was released.