1990: Family tragedy strikes


In May 1990, Brando’s 32-year-old son Christian shot and killed Dag Drollet, who was the 26-year-old boyfriend of the star’s daughter Cheyenne Brando. Cheyenne was eight months pregnant and had claimed—falsely—that Drollet was physically abusing her. She took her own life five years later at age 25. Christian served five years in prison for manslaughter, and he died of pneumonia at age 49 in 2008.