Carol Burnett Seeking Legal Guardianship of Grandson, 14, amid Daughter Erin Hamilton’s Substance Abuse Issues



Burnett also shared in the filing that her daughter attempted suicide in July. At the time, Burnett called LAPD to complete a wellness check on her and Hamilton, who was placed on a 51/50 hold for "suicidality and drug use," according to the court documents.

Dylan's father, Kurt West, is also reportedly unable to care for Dylan as he recently checked himself into a rehabilitation center, Burnett explained in the filing.

"Dylan's living environment has long been unstable, unpredictable and unhealthy for a child. This culminated in a Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) investigation and juvenile dependency proceedings in 2018 and 2019," the filing reads, according to The Blast.

Burnett's filing comes after she recently opened up about how her late daughter Carrie lived her life to the fullest right before her death 18 years ago.

In PEOPLE's exclusive first look at AARP The Magazine's August and September 2020 issue, Burnett looked back on how Carrie overcame drug addiction and learned the value of her life.

"My daughter Carrie got into drugs. In that situation, don’t be their best friend," Burnett told the magazine. "When we got her into a third rehab, oh, she hated my guts! You have to love them enough to let them hate you."

Carrie, who died in January 2002, "got sober before her 18th birthday, and we had a good 20 years," Burnett said.

"We were joined at the hip for a while there," the actress continued. "Carrie died of cancer at 38. But in the hospital, she said, 'Every day I wake up and decide today I’m going to love my life.' And that was her mantra."

Carrie died from pneumonia, a complication from lung cancer that spread to her brain.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text "STRENGTH" to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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