Tyler Lambert (1984 - 2010)
Dana Plato ( 1964 - 1999)
On May 6, 2010, almost 11 years to the day after Dana Plato’s death, her son Tyler Lambert died at age 25 of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His grandmother, Joni Richardson, stated that Lambert was experimenting with both drugs and alcohol, which may have contributed to his suicide. Johnny Whitaker, Plato’s former manager and a friend of the family, told ABCNews.com that Lambert always said he “wanted to be with Mom.” “Mother’s Day was always a difficult time, not only because it was Mother’s Day but the anniversary of Dana’s death,” Whitaker said.
Jett Travolta (1992 - 2009)
In 2009, Travolta’s son, Jett, died while on a Christmas vacation in The Bahamas.A Bahamian death certificate was issued, attributing the cause of death to a seizure.Jett, who had a troubled history of seizures, reportedly suffered from Kawasaki disease at the age of two. Travolta confirmed speculation that his son had autism and suffered regular seizures and immediately made his public statements while giving testimony after a multi-million dollar extortion plot against him in connection to his son’s death. After a mistrial, Travolta dropped the charges and has credited his immediate family and faith in helping him survive the premature death of his son and in moving forward with his film career.
Conor Clapton (1986 - 1991)
Clapton and Boyd tried unsuccessfully to have children, even trying in vitro fertilisation in 1984, but were faced instead with miscarriages.They divorced in 1988 following his affair with Italian model Lory Del Santo, who gave birth to their son, Conor, on 21 August 1986. Conor died in 1991, at the age of four and a half, when he fell out of an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor of a Manhattan apartment building. The death of his son was the inspiration for Clapton’s song, “Tears in Heaven”.
Skylar Leanne Neil (1991 - 1995)
On August 15, 1995, Neil and Ruddell’s daughter, Skylar Neil, died of cancer at the age of 4. He founded the Skylar Neil Memorial Fund in her honor. Since that time, Neil and the foundation have raised awareness and funding for various children’s illnesses. The Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation has donated millions of dollars to The T.J. Martell Foundation, and it sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise money for children with cancer.