Celebrity Marlon Brando's Son Christian Dies By Champ Clark Published on January 26, 2008 04:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images Christian Brando, who had been hospitalized with double pneumonia, died Friday, PEOPLE has learned. He was 49. Brando – son of the late actor Marlon Brando – was admitted to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Jan. 11, according to his ex-wife Deborah. Brando was in a coma and on a ventilator while hospitalized. “His body was totally compromised,” Deborah Brando told PEOPLE. “He’d lived hard … This is just so sad.” Christian Brando pleaded guilty in 1990 to manslaughter for killing his sister’s boyfriend and spent six years in prison.