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Barbara Eden’s Tragic Loss

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Michael Ansara and Barbara Eden were married from 1958-1974. During their marriage, she gave birth to a son named Matthew. In 2001, they announced that their son had tragically passed away from a drug overdose. The couple didn’t go into much detail about the passing of their child, only to announce their loss.

Eden opened up about it later, saying that Matthew had struggled with drugs for a long time and had died from an overdose.