Rick Warren's son Michael dies by Suicide

Popular evangelical Pastor Rick Warren asked members of his Southern California church for prayers as he and his family coped with the apparent suicide of his 27-year-old son.

The church said on Saturday that Matthew Warren took his own life at his Mission Viejo home.

Matthew Warren struggled with mental illness, deep depression and suicidal thoughts throughout his life, Saddleback Valley Community Church said in a statement, after his body was found Friday night.

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2 comments on “Rick Warren's son Michael dies by Suicide

  1. Ad Orientem says:

    Lord have mercy on his soul and give comfort to his family.

  2. Terry Tee says:

    I read that this morning between Masses. There is a statement from Rick Warren and some context prayerfully given in Gleanings at:

    This is heart-rending. I know our entire online community will hold them in our prayers.