Orange Is the New Black/Weeds creator Jenji Kohan and her ex-husband, Christopher Noxon, have released a statementt about the tragic death of their 20-year-old son in a ski accident in Park City, Utah.
“Our hearts are shattered. Our dear boy Charlie Noxon died on New Year’s Eve on a ski slope in Park City. The cliches about moments like this are true, it turns out. The one about life forever changing in a split second, about the fact that we are all bound up in a web of love and loss, about the primacy of community in times of unfathomable tragedy.”
They described their son as “questioning, irreverent, curious and kind,” and said of his death: “There are no words. But words are what we’ve got right now, along with tears and hugs and massive quantities of baked goods and deli platters.”
“Charlie had a beautiful life of study and argument and travel and food and razzing and adventure and sweetness and most of all love,” the statement continued. “We cannot conceive of life without him.”
“He was my best work. A list of adjectives don’t do him justice. There is no justice. I am the luckiest person who ever lived in that I got to spend so much time and help grow this brilliant, funny, truly kind and thoughtful person-man-boy,” she captioned the post. “My baby. My golden child. My beautiful boy. I don’t understand what life is now without him in the world. I don’t understand where he’s gone. And I’m broken. How is this real?”
Page Six reports that Charlie had been skiing down an intermediate trail near Canyons Village when he hit a sign while attempting to navigate a fork in the trail. Park City ski patrol responded to the incident and Charlie was later pronounced dead.