Ronan Farrow wished his brother Thaddeus a sweet goodbye on Sunday, four days after his sibling’s death.
Thaddeus, a paraplegic due to polio, was adopted from an Indian orphanage in 1994 by actress Mia Farrow, Ronan’s biological mother. The 27-year-old died by suicide on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
“Rest in peace, brother. I never knew anyone stronger, or who overcame more,” Farrow wrote in a photo caption on Instagram.
On Wednesday, Thaddeus was found by police with life-threatening injuries and taken to Danbury Hospital in Connecticut, where he was later pronounced dead.
A state medical examiner’s autopsy report states that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the torso, according to the Associated Press.
On Thursday, Mia Farrow shared a heartbreaking statement about the incident on Twitter.
“We’re devastated by the loss of Thaddeus, our beloved son and brother,” the actress wrote. “He was a wonderful, courageous person who overcame so much hardship in his short life. We miss him.”
If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Outside of the U.S., please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention for a database of resources.