Tyler Lambert: Dana Plato’s Son

May 12, 2010

Meet Tyler Lambert. For those of you who don’t know him, he is the son of the late Diff’rent Strokes star, Dana Plato. Because of a reported suicide, he now joins his mother in death days before Mother’s Day. Find out more unfortunate details and see photos and a video right here.

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As a biography, Tyler Lambert was born in 1985 and residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 25 years old at the time he committed suicide. Dana Plato married musician Lanny Lambert and gave birth to baby boy Tyler Lambert in 1985. However, they later divorced and Lanny was granted physical custody of Tyler. Tyler suffered depression following his mother’s apparent suicide when she overdosed on prescription drugs in Moore, Oklahoma on May 8, 1999 which ultimately lead to his death by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. His death comes almost 11 years later.

According to reports, Dana Plato’s son took his own life on May 6th, just days before the anniversary of his mother’s death eleven years ago. It is said that the Chief Medical Examiner for the Office of Tulsa, Oklahoma apparently “died froma self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head”. It appears that there is no other available details at this time, however, toxicology tests are underway.

Moreover, other media outlets report that Lambert usually suffers from depression each year before Plato’s anniversary of her death approaches, including Mother’s Day. Also, it is said that Tyler endured an alleged “drug binge prior to his suicide”. His grandma stated:

“Tyler wanted to be with his mother.”

The Diff’rent Strokes star played the role as Kimberly Drummond back in the 1980’s.

Just one day before the Diff’rent Strokes star succumbed to her untimely death, she can be heard in a final interview, in a video below, with radio-show host, Howard Stern, with high hopes of reviving her stalled career.

Such sad news for Dana Plato’s son, Tyler Lambert. Obviously, here is a young man who was still, incredibly grieving the loss of his beloved mother, who he clearly missed so much. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family. You may leave your thoughts in the comment box and see pictures below.

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One Response to “Tyler Lambert: Dana Plato’s Son”

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    tpole Says:

    I hope Tyler is with his mother, especially after missing his mother for 11 years.