Mia Farrow issued an emotional letter on Twitter in reaction to the renewed interest in her family due to the HBO documentary Allen v. Farrow, in which she revealed the deaths of three of her children and referred to their deaths as “unutterable tragedies.”
While the allegations that Dylan Farrow’s adoptive father, Woody Allen, sexually assaulted her when she was seven years old are central to the four-part series, some viewers have chosen to focus on the lives of Farrow’s other children rather than on the allegations that Farrow has made against Allen.
In a statement made in response to “vicious rumors predicated on untruths,” Mia addressed the deaths of her daughters Tam and Lark and her son Thaddeus. The deaths of her children were left out of the documentary.
“Few families are immaculate,” Farrow wrote, and “any parent who has survived the death of a child knows that sorrow is relentless and unremitting.” “However, certain horrible falsehoods based on untruths regarding the lives of three of my children have been shared on the internet,” the mother explained. This statement is being published in their memory, in honor of their children, and in honor of every other family who has suffered the death of a child.
Farrow described Lark as “an incredible lady” and a “great daughter, sister, partner, and mother to her own children” in her statement. Lark died in 2008, at age 35, from complications related to HIV/AIDS. Farrow described Lark as “an extraordinary woman.” “Despite the severity of her disease, she managed to lead a whole and happy life with her children and her spouse of many years. She succumbed to her sickness and died abruptly in the hospital on Christmas Eve as her partner was holding her.”
Tam died tragically at 17 “after an unintentional pharmaceutical overdose tied to the horrible migraines she had and her heart problems,” she wrote.
Moses Farrow, adopted by Mia as a child and co-adopted by Woody Allen in 1991, posted a blog article in 2018 in which he questioned the nature of Tam’s death in 2000 and claimed it was a suicide.
Moses’ blog also contained charges that Farrow had abused his brother Thaddeus. Nine of Mia’s other children have challenged the validity of this claim, according to the results of Allen v. Farrow. Moses declined to take part in the documentary’s interview.
Thaddeus died in 2016 at the age of 29. In the statement, Mia referred to her son as “courageous” and said he was “happily living with his girlfriend” before the unexpected breakup of their relationship. “He killed himself,” she wrote in the letter.