Emmy-winning actor, Darren Criss announced the news of his brother’s death, Charles Criss in an emotional statement posted to Instagram on Wednesday, calling the loss a “colossal shock.”
According to Darren, his brother died by suicide.
“It breaks my heart beyond measure to say that my beloved brother Charles has left us,” he wrote.
“Obviously this is a colossal shock. His loss leaves behind a debilitating fracture in the lives of his mother, his brother, his three small children, and their respective mothers,” he continued.
How old was Darren Criss’ Brother Charles Before He Died?
Charles Criss passed away by suicide at the young age of 36 in February 2022.
Cause of Death of Darren Criss Brother Charles
On Wednesday, the Glee star confirmed Charles Criss’s death by suicide, stating in his emotional online tribute that it was “a colossal shock.”
Darren took to Instagram to share the sad news with numerous photos of his late brother, as well as a detailed statement about his death.
“We will never know just how long he was fighting this war within himself, but last week, it consumed him fully and he succumbed by taking his own life,” Darren wrote.