Jesse Farrelly, son of director Bobby Farrelly, dead at 20
Jesse Farrelly, the son "There's Something About Mary" director Bobby Farrelly, died of an apparent overdose on Wednesday (Feb. 8). He was 20.
TMZ is reporting that paramedics received a call late that evening about a "unresponsive young male ... possible overdose." Farrelly was rushed from his Orange County, CA apartment to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The coroner has said no foul play was involved.
His family released a statement saying, "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," the statement says.