Son of French Film Star Dies in Paris
Posted on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:00 AM PDT

Gerard Depardieu GuillameDepardieu.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The son of French film star Gerard Depardieu died Monday in a Paris area hospital.

The cause of death for 37-year-old Guillaume Depardieu was listed as acute pneumonia.

A spokesman for the elder Depardieu said the actor's son had contracted a virus that developed into a "devastating case of pneumonia."

The son of one of France's biggest names in cinema long struggled to come out from his father's shadow.

He had run-ins with the law for speeding, drugs and a conviction for drunk-driving that landed him in jail earlier this year.

He had his right leg amputated in 2003 as result of a hospital infection developed during operations to recover from a motorbike accident in 1995.