Actress Mia Farrow is convinced her artist brother committed suicide because he was devastated by the loss of their beloved nephew, who died from a drug overdose while serving in Iraq.
Patrick Farrow took his own life in his art gallery in Vermont last month (15Jun09).
Just three weeks before his suicide, the siblings were mourning the death of their sister Tisa's son Jason F. Dene, who was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He lost his life at the age of 37 after suffering an accidental drug overdose during a stint in Baghdad.
Farrow believes Dene's untimely passing pushed Patrick over the edge - and she's blaming the War in Iraq for the double tragedy.
A source tells the National Enquirer, "She and Patrick shared a deep passion for political causes, such as helping the people of Darfur and fighting against the Iraq war.
"Mia believes Patrick killed himself from the grief of losing their nephew, and she attributes both deaths to the Iraq war. She told a pal, 'Now I've lost two loved ones to the senseless war. It's heartless and cruel - and my life will never be the same.'"