Other Notable Deaths


January 27, 2008

Christian Brando, 49

Son of actor Marlon Brando

Christian Brando, the troubled son of famed actor Marlon Brando, died of pneumonia yesterday morning at a Los Angeles hospital, said David Seeley, an attorney representing Marlon Brando's estate.

Christian Brando was the eldest of the actor's nine children. His mother was actress Anna Kashfi.

A high school dropout, he had small roles in a handful of movies, including 1968's I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! but he was better known for his violent brushes with the law.

He spent five years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in 1990 for killing his sister's boyfriend, Dag Drollet, at the Brando family's hilltop estate.

Mr. Brando said he accidentally shot Mr. Drollet as they struggled for a gun during an argument over whether Mr. Drollet, 26, had beaten Brando's pregnant half-sister, Cheyenne.

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