Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life, is mourning the loss of his youngest son, Matthew.
The 27-years-old was found dead at his home in Mission Viejo on Friday.
In a statement, Matthew was described as an incredibly kind, gentle and compassionate young man. The statement also said Matthew suffered from mental illness that resulted in deep depression and suicidal thoughts.
In 2009, Rick Warren gave the invocation at President Obama's inauguration.
Rick Warren's book, "The Purpose Driven Life" has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, according to the church's website.
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