Pastor Rick Warren's Son Matthew Commits Suicide

Best-selling author, faith leader releases public letter about his family's tragedy.
1:51 | 04/07/13

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forward to seeing you back here next morning. Sad proof on sunday morning. No family now matter devote, rick warren, one of the best-selling books of all-time, has lost his son to suicide. Pastor rick as he's called, released an agonizing public letter. Reporter: He led many others through dark times. But this morning, pastor rick warren and his wife kay are themselves asking for prayers and support. Grieving their 27-year-old son, matthew. A role reversal for the man of congregation of tens of thousands. Matthew took his own life after a long battle with depression. He wrote, quote, I'll never forget how many years ago after another approach had failed to give relief, matthew, I'm going to heaven. He kept going for another decade. We're a family. We're walking through this together. Saddleback service saturday night highlighted the man who had given spiritual sermons to many. In the letter, warren writes that matthew spent a friday evening with his family. In an april 2012 interview for "this week." Pastor warren and wife kay reflected on the bittersweet nature of life. The sun is still shining. Still beauty in this world. Reporter: Words that take on a deeper meaning for their family today. So many people across the country praying for the warren

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