It's always a tragedy when a parent loses their child. It is one of the worst things to imagine, and something no one likes to think about. Unfortunately, when someone famous loses a child, it’s often covered heavily by the media as people want to send the parents their love and condolences.

Several celebrities have lost their children at a young age, whether from illness or an accident. However, it’s not any easier losing a child when they’re an adult. People who are put in the spotlight from a young age often have problems with drugs and alcohol, which can end in tragedy. No matter how a celebrity handles the grief of losing their son or daughter, if there’s a small bright spot, hopefully parents may find comfort in the messages they receive from fans.

Below, discover 12 stars who tragically lost a child.