« Gallery | Florida Collegiate Pride Coalition Conference 2013 welcome reception at FIU | Main | CNN video | Will gay NFL players come out publicly? »

Church: Pastor Rick Warren's son commits suicide

ASSOCIATED PRESS

LAKE FOREST, Calif. -- The 27-year-old son of popular evangelical Pastor Rick Warren has committed suicide at his Southern California home, Warren's church said in a statement on Saturday.

Matthew Warren struggled with mental illness, deep depression and suicidal thoughts throughout his life. Saddleback Valley Community Church spokeswoman Kristin Cole said he died Friday night.

"Despite the best health care available, this was an illness that was never fully controlled and the emotional pain resulted in his decision to take his life," the church statement said.

Rick Warren, the author of the multimillion-selling book "The Purpose Driven Life," said in an email to church staff that he and his wife had enjoyed a fun Friday evening with their son. But their son then returned home to take his life in "a momentary wave of despair."

Click here to read more.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e2017c3867da1b970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Church: Pastor Rick Warren's son commits suicide:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

anyone else thinking what i am thinking? i am trying not to inject social causes into someone else's grief, but the thought remains. could it have been that he couldn't pray the gay away?

The comments to this entry are closed.