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- Rick Warren wrote the self-help book, “The Purpose-Driven Life”
- The pastor’s youngest son committed suicide, according to a family statement
A very sad story to report this morning. Pastor Rick Warren’s son Matthew has committed suicide. The Warren family released a statement Saturday saying the 27-year-old had struggled with a lifelong battle with mental illness.
Police say Matthew Warren died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His body was found in Mission Viejo, California, on Friday. Rick Warren said his youngest son took his life “in a momentary wave of despair at his home.”
Rick Warren wrote the best-seller self-help book, “The Purpose-Driven Life.” He is also a pioneer of the megachurch movement.