Director Bobby Farrelly’s son Jessie has died, apparently it had been from an overdose on Wednesday night. Paramedic’s did attend to the boy, who was just twenty years old. The incident allegedly happened at an apartment in Costa Mesa, California. This according to TMZ.com, Jessie had been transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A statement released by the Farrelly’s family reads:
“It is with profound sorrow that we accept the passing of our beloved Jesse following his struggle with addiction. We fully trust that he is now in the hands of our Lord.
”We are immeasurably grateful for the abundance of happiness and laughter he brought into our lives, and we will rejoice eternally for all the moments we got to breathe in his wondrous spirit. The family thanks you for your well wishes and kindly asks that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Filmmaking siblings Bobby and Peter Farrelly, known as the Farrelly Brothers, wrote, directed and produced films including there’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber.