December 30, 2008

Mia Farrow's adopted daughter Lark dies

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Actress Mia Farrow has lost the first of her brood.

Lark Previn, the Vietnamese-born adopted daughter of Farrow and musician Andre Previn, died on Christmas Day, the medical examiner said Monday.

Lark Previn, 35, a mother of two girls, had been ailing for a decade. A cause of death was not released.

Her two daughters, Sara, 13, and Christine, 12, sat in the front row at her wake last night at a Brooklyn funeral home.

Robert Garcia, Previn's live-in boyfriend, declined comment.

Neighbors in the couple's Clinton Hill apartment building said she was somewhat reclusive and gave no hint that her mother was a celebrity.

"We never knew. She never let on," said Lillian Rivera, 42, a neighbor. "She was a mystery."

The young mom was obviously ailing and had grown skinny and lost most of her hair in recent months.

"It's very sad," the neighbor said.

Lark Previn and her sister, Daisy, 34, were the first of Farrow's multiethnic gaggle of adopted kids.

The two sisters first made headlines in 1991 when they were arrested for shoplifting underwear from a mall in Connecticut, near Farrow's country home.

Mia Farrow and Andre Previn also adopted the Korean-born Soon-Yi Previn, who wound up marrying Woody Allen - the actress' one-time companion - after a scandalous affair became public in 1992.

Farrow's children mostly sided with her against Allen in their epic feud, which included child molestation accusations against the famed director.

Farrow, 63, is also a UN humanitarian ambassador and she and her son with Allen - Ronan Farrow, 21 - have led demonstrations against the genocide in Darfur.

Last year, she even offered to trade places with an imprisoned rebel in the troubled region of the Sudan.


Source: NY Daily News

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