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The son of actress Mia Farrow, Thaddeus Wilk, passed away from injuries sustained by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his torso, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Wilk, 27, was found inside his vehicle, having suffered a “life threatening injury,” according to a Connecticut State Police report.

After Farrow’s son was found on Wednesday, he was reportedly taken to the Danbury hospital, where he passed way at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon.

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According to the news outlet, Thaddeus was adopted from Calcutta, India, in 1994, 2 years after Farrow separated from Woody Allen in 1992.


Wilk was a paraplegic and contracted polio before being adopted by the movie star.

The 71-year-old actress released a statement on Thursday afternoon.

The statement read: “We’re devastated by the loss of Thaddeus, our beloved son and brother. He was a wonderful, courageous person who overcame so much hardship in his short life. We miss him. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and words of kindness. If you or someone you love needs help, or if you want to support a group doing life saving work, please visit: https://afsp.org/.”