Cooper Grieves Dead Son

Actor CHRIS COOPER was in mourning yesterday (05JAN04) following the death of his 17-year-old son JESSE from causes relating to cerebral palsy.

Copper and his offspring's actress mother MARIANNE LEONE have been tireless advocates for special needs kids in the Boston area of Massachusetts since moving there in 1994, believing the state had more progressive educational opportunities for children with cerebral palsy.

Jesse's condition was so severe, his parents had to prepare him special meals, employ tutors and therapists, and attend to him several times during the course of a night.

In response to the tragic news, family spokeswoman CARA TRIPICCHIO says, "They are fantastic people and our hearts go out to them. It's very, very unfortunate."

At the time of Jesse's death, the couple were in pre-production on CONQUISTADORA, a film written by Leone about the brain disorder.

06/01/2005 02:53

Contactmusic

Tags: Chris Cooper


Editors Recommendations

Game Of Thrones Recap: "The Lion And The Rose" AKA The Purple Wedding

It’s been two days since Game of Thrones, so anyone not caught up should be responsible...

Game Of Thrones Recap:

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Robin Roberts only revealed that she was in a long-term relationship with a female...

Robin Roberts Offers Explanation For Secrecy Surrounding Female Partner

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into "The Operators" Film

Brad Pitt is keeping on with the theme of military films and, with the help of Animal Kingdom...

Brad Pitt And Director David Michod Adapting Stanley McChrystal's Story Into

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

The Public Enemy rapper wanted to take a plea deal to reduce the sentence over a charge...

Flavor Flav Pleads Guilty To Las Vegas Battery Case

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

Pharrell Williams is very emotional about the effect his music can have on people...

Pharrell Williams Begins To Shed 'Happy' Tears During Oprah Winfrey Interview

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

The stars of stage were out last night for the Olivier Awards, honouring Britain’s top theatre talent...

The Olivier Awards: Who Was Best Dressed On The Red Carpet?

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter: "Someone Buy Me Out Of This Contract"

Childish Gambino, a.k.a Donald McKinley Glover, has received a fair amount of success...

Childish Gambino Blasts Record Label On Twitter:

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage is, without a doubt, one of the world’s greatest actors. There’s not many...

'Joe': The Redemption Of Nicolas Cage

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?

The TV series adaptation of the Coen brothers Oscar-winning movie Fargo has received...

Is FX's 'Fargo' TV Series The Next BIG Thing?


More recommendations

Comments

Chris Cooper Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Chris Cooper

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All