Celebrities who tragically lost family members

Sharon Stone mourns death of 11-month-old nephew three days after organ failure

Stars Insider

31/08/21 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Tragedy

We always see our favorite stars beaming into the camera lens, whether at publicity events, film premieres, or awards ceremonies. That's what makes it all the more shocking when we see their smiles swapped for tears when tragedy strikes. While celebrities may have talent, fame, and money, it certainly doesn't exempt them from suffering personal losses.

Sharon Stone first proudly introduced her nephew to the world on September 13, 2020, with a post that read,"Look who's going home: River William Stone, my brother Patrick and his wife Tasha's new baby." Less than a year later, on August 30, she posted a heartbreaking dedication to little River on Instagram, who tragically died after suffering organ failure. She captioned the video, which featured beautiful clips of her playing with her blue-eyed nephew, "River William Stone Sept. 8, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2021." 

Just three days prior, the actress had posted an Instagram asking her followers for support, announcing that River "was found in his crib [with] total organ failure today." She asked, "Please pray for him. We need a miracle." It's a loss no one should ever face. 

Click through the gallery to learn which other stars tragically lost family members.

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