Sharon Stone Shares Heartbreaking News About Her Infant Nephew

In a candid and deeply upsetting post on her Instagram, Sharon Stone has shared heartbreaking news about her infant nephew. Reaching out to her 2.7 million followers on August 26, 2021, the actress wrote, "My nephew and godson River Stone was found in his crib with total organ failure today. Please pray for him. We need a miracle."

Stone normally uses her platform to promote causes close to her heart or share snaps from the red carpet. This is one of the first times she's shared something so deeply personal with her fans. TMZ reported that River is the son of Sharon's brother, Patrick, and her sister-in-law, Tasha. He was born in September 2020 and like so many other families, the Stone's had to comply with pandemic restrictions.

Shortly after his birth, Sharon shared a picture of him on her Instagram and wrote, "Look who's going home: River William Stone, my brother Patrick and his wife Tasha's new baby." She shared more family updates in January 2021 and posted a very sweet picture of her nephew and godson on Instagram looking straight down the camera.

People wrote that as of publication, Sharon is in Venice, Italy, and it's unclear whether she will be able to be with family.

A-listers rushed to share their thoughts and words of support

After Sharon Stone reached out to her followers and friends to keep her nephew in their prayers, a number of famous faces commented under the image of the child to share their support. The presenter Sharon Osbourne said, "Bless him sending so much love and prayers."

Similarly, singer Chantelle Delaney Sinclair wrote, "Oh Sharon. River, sending you so much love and strength beautiful boy. So much love to you all," and the actress, Ruby Rose, said, "Praying for River and your whole family."

Olga Fonda, Kate Hudson, Hilary Swank, and Cindy Crawford were among the other people who wished Stone and her family so much love and support. Director and filmmaker Ava DuVernay said, "Holding you and your family in prayer," and the singer Rufus Wainwright commented, "@sharonstone sending him and you and his entire family the most positive vibes there can be. What a terrible tragedy!"

Stone hasn't shared any more details with followers and has continued to post her pictures from her time in Venice.