LOST HOPE

CHEYENNE BRANDO'S DEATH IS ANOTHER TRAGIC CHAPTER IN A MESSY FAMILY SAGA

In an early scene from his new movie, Don Juan DeMarco, Marlon Brando, playing a psychiatrist, talks the title character (Johnny Depp) out of committing suicide by pleading, "Why lose hope, along with life, along with everything else?"

If only life imitated art ... On Easter Sunday Brando's deeply troubled 25-year-old daughter Tarita Zumi Cheyenne hanged herself at the Brando estate in Punaauia, Tahiti. Cheyenne, as she was known, had tried to commit suicide three times before. She had lost hope again after a recent court decision denying her custody of her four-year-old son Tuki-whose father, Dag Drollet, was shot and...

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