How did Sharon Stone's nephew die? Actress reveals tragic death of 11-month-old River
'Please pray for him. We need a miracle,' Stone shared along with a heartbreaking photo of the child in the hospital on August 27
Actress Sharon Stone shared the heartbreaking news of the death of his 11-month-old nephew and godson, River, who was in a coma for the past few days. River was the youngest child of Stone's brother Patrick and his wife Tasha. On Friday, August 27, the 'Basic Instinct' actress had shared a photo of River undergoing treatment, expressing that he would need "a miracle" for survival. Even with prayers and support pouring in from thousands of her followers, Stone revealed the news of his death on August 30. "River William Stone. Sept. 8, 2020 - Aug. 30, 2021," she wrote while sharing a video of the baby boy.
Last week, River's mother Tasha also posted an update on his health, revealing that the infant has been airlifted to UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, as he was battling for his life following organ failure. "This is the HARDEST thing I have ever had to post but I am BEGGING everyone and anyone who prays please pray HARD for River. Every single second of this is literally killing me. I just want my sweet sweet boy back," the distressed mother wrote on Facebook. Olympian Bode Miller and his wife Morgan lost their 19-month-old baby girl Emeline Grier last year after she fell into the neighbor's pool.
How did River William Stone die?
While his exact ailment was not revealed by the 'Total Recall' actress, she revealed in the past week that he was suffering from a "total organ failure" that left him in a coma. "My nephew and godson River Stone was found in his crib w[sic] total organ failure today. Please pray for him. We need a miracle," she shared on Instagram on August 27.
The child's mother Tasha also added earlier that even if River "pulls through" by a stroke of miracle, he would not be the same as before. "The doctor said if he does pull through he will never be the same. Please I am begging for prayers that my baby can be healed and come back with his family who love him so very much. I am beyond heartbroken," she wrote in her Facebook plea.
The tragic news of his death was revealed by Stone with an old video of the young boy giggling playfully. The child's parents, who reside in Ohio with two other children, have not issued any official statement following his death.
According to National Center for Biological Information, multiple organ failure in children can occur from a variety of causes. The most common cause happens to be sepsis which is borne from another infection in the body. Sepsis can be highly dangerous for children, especially younger kids. Though the cause of River's organ failure was not disclosed, Daily Mail has speculated that "birth defects and other undiagnosed illness can also lead to pediatric organ failure."