Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has cut off his deadbeat son! Recovering drug addict Christopher Brosnan, 46, has bounced between rundown London apartments and snags cigarette butts off the street, sources said.
“Chris is wasting away! It’s shocking to see him!” tattled a snitch. “He’s wearing ratty clothing and smoking ends he picks up from the pavement that look like discarded marijuana joints.
“Chris doesn’t just need cash. He needs the tough love only a dad can give.” James Bond star Pierce, 66, was married to Christopher’s mother, actress Cassandra Harris, and adopted him and his sister, Charlotte, after their biological father died in 1986.
Tragedy struck when Cassandra died of ovarian cancer in 1991, and Charlotte succumbed to the same disease in 2013.
Still, with Pierce’s help, Christopher had a promising start as a filmmaker, working on the 1990s Bond movies Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough. But after numerous run-ins with the law and a spell in jail for drunk driving in 1997, Christopher’s life fell apart. Shortly after his release from jail, the heroin and coke addict overdosed and went into a coma.
After more legal trouble, Christopher eventually landed a gig on the 2006 U.K. reality show “Love Island.”
A fed-up Pierce — who has two sons with second wife Keely Shaye Smith and another son from his marriage with Cassandra — soon cut all ties with him.
“I can only have strong faith and believe he will recover,” Pierce has said. “He has tested everybody in this family … I have cut Christopher off. I had to
say, ‘Go. Get busy living or get busy dying.’ ”
Neither Pierce nor Chris responded to requests for comment for this story.