Question: Was In the Heat of the Night's Hugh O'Connor the son of Carroll O'Connor, and was he murdered? Margaret, Candler, N.C.
Televisionary: Yes. O'Connor the younger was the late All in the Family star's adopted son, Margaret, but he wasn't murdered. He committed suicide in 1995 after years of struggling with substance-abuse problems. (It should be noted, however, that the elder O'Connor would've certainly disputed that point. He blamed his son's dealer for his suicide and even filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against him.)