The actress had previously shared a photo of her nephew, intubated with several other tubes and wires around his body, asking for prayers.
Sharon Stone is grieving the tragic loss of her nephew and godson who has gone too soon. The actress previously shared a photo of the 11-month-old intubated with several other tubes and wires around his body. "My nephew and godson River Stone was found in his crib w total organ failure today," she explained in the caption on Friday. "Please pray for him. We need a miracle." Sadly the infant did not make it. The 63-year-old later shared a heartwrenching video honoring her nephew's short life. The montage showed home footage of the baby and even features the song "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton. According to Page Six, the baby was born in September 2020 and is the son of Stone’s brother Patrick.
Many celebrities and fans shared their condolences. “Heartbroken for you all,” wrote one fan. “So very sorry, Sharon. Sending you love,” another said. "Ugh. I'm sitting here in tears. I'm so sorry, Sharon. What a beautiful boy. Sending all my love to you and your family. ❤️😢," wrote Will & Grace star Sean Hayes. Hayes' former costar Leslie Jordan added, "This breaks my heart. I'm in pieces right now." Actress Selma Blair said, "I am so sorry. My lord." "😢😢😢I'm so sorry lord," Andie Macdowell commented.
The Basic Instinct actress is big on family and is a mom herself to three sons: Quinn, 15, Laird, 16, and Roan, 21. In 2017 she shared her thoughts of becoming a mom through adoption, "Motherhood didn't come easily, but it came lovingly to me by angels. We're a happy and lucky family. That is the credo we stand for." According to PEOPLE, she added at the time, "We have a choice about what we teach our children—we have to stand tall and say yes to love."
Earlier this year, the star opened about her many other struggles in life which included her childhood and details of abuse in her memoir, The Beauty of Living Twice. The Sliver actress detailed the sexual abuse she and her sister, Kelly, suffered from their grandfather when they were younger in her new book. As adults, they "made this decision together" to reveal the abuse in Stone's memoir. She recalled how they told their mother about it to The New York Times, "We spoke to my mother and at first she was very stoic and wrote me a letter about how disconcerting all this information was. The whole pious, horrified, I-don't-really-want-to-talk-about-it-directly kind of thing. Then my sister got loaded when my mom was staying with her and really went for it with my mom."
Stone continued, "And my mom had a major breakthrough. When I finished the book, I read it to my mother over a three-day period. And I had the flu at the time. I was in bed and she got in bed with me as I finished the book, and then I recorded an hour and a half of her talking," she added. "And then I rewrote a lot of the book. That's when I dedicated the book to her." The memoir also includes Stone's other heartbreaks including the time she had to cross state lines to get a secret abortion at age 17. As she got older, she also suffered three miscarriages — each after five months of pregnancy, reports Los Angeles Magazine.