Dana Plato’s Son Commits Suicide Near Anniversary of Mother’s Death
May 13,2010 – Some Hollywood history has tragically repeated itself. Remeber Dana Plato aka Kimberly from Different Strokes?
Almost exactly 11 years to the day Dana Plato overdosed, her troubled son also took his own life.
The actress’ young son, Tyler Lambert, committed suicide last Thursday, with the Tulsa Medical Examiner confirming to E! News today that he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
There’s no word yet on how or where his body was discovered. Toxicology tests are pending.
Plato committed suicide by intentionally overdosing on painkillers on May 9, 1999. She was 34. Lambert died May 6, 2010. He was 25.
Lambert’s grandmother Joni Richardson has already spoken out on the tragedy.
“Tyler wanted to be with his mother,” she is quoted by the National Enquirer. “His father Lanny is devastated.”
Plato and Lanny Lambert divorced in 1990, at which point he was granted custody of his son.
The elder Lambert has yet to comment on his son’s passing.