Monday, 8 April 2013
Pastor Rick Warren's Son, Age 27 Kills Himself
Matthew Warren, the son of Pastor Rick Warren. Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif., said in a statement Saturday that Warren's 27-year-old son, Matthew Warren, had committed suicide after struggling with mental illness and deep depression.
Matthew Warren, the youngest son of Warren and his wife Kay, died after a long struggle with mental illness, according to the statement from Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, Calif. The church asked for “everyone to join us in praying for the entire Warren family” on Saturday.
On his Facebook page Sunday, Rick Warren, said, "Kay and I are overwhelmed by your love, prayers, and kind words."
Matthew Warren was found dead of what appeared to be suicide by gunshot in his home in Mission Viejo, Calif., said Supervising Deputy Dan Aikin of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner’s Department. The estimated time of death was 10 a.m. on Friday morning.