Pastor Rick Warren — Son Shot Himself

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Pastor Rick Warrren
“s son used a gun to take his own life … this according to the Orange County Coroner”s office.

According to officials … 27-year-old Matthew Warren“s death Friday was from a self-inflicted gun shot wound … that occurred inside his Mission Viejo home.

As our sources previously reported … Pastor Rick informed members of his Saddleback Valley Community Church Saturday about the suicide — but gave no details — except Warren had struggled with mental illness and depression for years.

An autopsy will be conducted next week.