Brendan Fraser won the 2023 Oscar for Best Actor and social media is lit for two specific reasons. First, we all are so happy for Brendan as he won such a prestigious award after years of struggle, and second, due to his autistic son Griffin Arthur Fraser.
When the Whale actor was giving his acceptance speech, he thanked his sons. However, when the turn came for Griffin, Brendan looked up at the sky and said ‘I love you.’
This made a lot of people curious and there’s a trending query that says, Is Brendan Fraser son dead? Well, we are here to give you the full scoop.
Is Brendan Fraser son dead?
No! god no, Brendan’s oldest is alive and well. To all the people who started searching frantically about Griffin Fraser after his dad’s speech at the Oscars, he is healthy and nothing has happened to him.
That being said, Griffin is on the autism spectrum, which Brendan revealed back in 2018 during an interview with GQ magazine. The Mummy actor said, “He needs extra love in the world, and he gets it.”
He further added,
“[He is] a curative on everyone who meets him, I noticed,” the actor continued of his son. “People have some rough edges to them. Or he just makes them, I don’t know…put things into sharper relief and maybe find a way to have a little bit more compassion. They don’t put themselves first so much around him.”
Since his diagnosis, Brendan has been openly advocating for the families who are taking care of people with autism. What’s more, whenever he interacts with fans, he also makes sure to reach out to those fans who have autism.
How many children does Brendan Fraser have?
From his previous marriage with Afton Smith, Brendan welcomed three children, Griffin, Holden Fletcher, and Leland Francis Fraser. Griffin was born on September 17th, 2002, Holden on August 16th, 2004, and Leland on May 2nd, 2006.
All three of his sons are adults now. Further, Holden and Leland even accompanied their award-winning dad at the 2023 Oscars. From his speech alone we can see how much he loves his sons.
Besides, Brendan and Afton were married from 1998 to 2009. It was after his divorce from Afton that everything started crumbling down for the actor. From divorce alimony to spousal support, Fraser had nearly gone bankrupt. Thankfully, nowadays he is back on the big screen and doing great work.