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.