The son of actors Casper Van Dien and his former wife Carrie Mitchum hung himself while he was being hospitalized in Solvang, Ca. The great grandson of screen legend Robert Mitchum was being treated at the medical faculty for psychiatric disorders. Their son, Cappy Van Dien, 25, was said to be extremely despondent over a girlfriend that ended their relationship. The former couple were married from 1993 to 1997, and also have a daughter actress Caroline Van Dien. Carrie retired from acting and has been working as an executive chef in Santa Barbara, CA. Her son is employed as a dish washer in the same restaurant.
He had also appeared on the reality show, ‘I Married A Princess’, in 2005, with his father and his then second wife actress Catherine Oxenberg. Carrie Mitchum posted a message on social media saying, “My son hung himself. He is unresponsive now, and not breathing well and we don’t know if he will make it.” The father actor Casper Van Dien formally of ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ and the star of ‘Starship Troopers’ is reportedly estranged from his troubled son. The son had been struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues for several years. Sources claim that the son’s addiction issues is what led to the estrangement of father and son.
Carrie revealed on June 23, 2018, “This has been a very difficult day, being the mother of a suicidal addict is terrifying, frustrating, enraging and sorrowful. Thank you for all your suggestions and support”, the former ‘The Bold and Beautiful’ actress said. She went on, “I’m sorry if I haven’t gotten back to you directly, but balancing this with a move and a happy 16 year old that needs rides and attention has left me emotionally bankrupt.”The 16 year old is from a prior relationship. Friends of the former actress, says that her life has been extremely strained recently.