The TV and film actor Robert Blake who shot to fame after playing the role of Tony Baretta in the television series Baretta has died. The New Jersey native passed away at the age of 89 on March 9, 2023, at his home.
The news of Blake’s death was revealed by his niece, Noreen Austin on Thursday. She disclosed the cause of his demise as a long-term heart disease. He took his last breaths while surrounded by his loved ones.
According to Fox, the statement read, “He died at home with family around him peacefully, long-term heart issues. He spent the last few years listening to jazz music and playing his guitar and watching classic movies.”
Apart from being an actor, Blake was a doting father to his three kids: Rose Lenore Sophia Blake, Delinah Blake, and Noah Blake. Continue reading further to know more about Robert’s three kids.
How many kids does Robert Blake have?
The answer to the above question is three. The American actor Robert Blake was a proud dad of his three children, daughters Delinah Blake and Rose Lenore Sophia Blake and son Noah Blake.
Blake welcomed his son Noah and daughter Delinah with his first wife, actress Sondra Kerr in the years 1965 and 1966 respectively. The former couple tied the knot in the year 1961 and got divorced in 1983.
On the other hand, when we talk about Robert’s daughter Rose Lenore Sophia Blake, he shared his daughter with his second wife Bonny Lee Bakley, whom he married in 2000. He walked down the aisle with his third wife Pamela Hudak in 2017. The pair didn’t have any children.
According to various media reports, before getting hitched to Blake, Bonny had walked down the aisle nearly 9 times. As per Opoyi, she had a history of “exploiting” older men and celebrities with money.
It has been reported that Bakley was in a relationship with Marlon Brando’s son, Christian when she started dating Robert Blake. At that point, she got pregnant and told both men that it was their baby.
At first, the baby girl was named after Brando and was called Christian Shannon Brando. Later on, a DNA test proved that Robert was the biological father of the child, and she was renamed Rose Lenore Sophia Blake.
Bonny was killed on May 4, 2001, in Robert Blake’s car which was parked outside an Italian restaurant in Studio City, California. Later on, Blake was arrested by the police authorities but later acquitted of the murder of his second wife.
Rose Lenore Sophia Blake had a tough childhood
During a 2019 interview with People magazine, Rose talked about her traumatic childhood and stated that for the longest time, she didn’t know where her mother Bonny Lee Bakley was buried.
At that time, she stated that she knew that she could have just looked it up, but she didn’t. She believed that she wasn’t ready for it. Although, when she turned 18 years old, she was ready to visit her mother’s grave. She added that she has dealt with her “fair share of sadness in life,” but she mentioned she will be okay.
Our love and prayers are with the three kids of well-known actor Robert Blake during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.