Every Matrix film series fan has heard of Ava Archer Syme Reeves, the daughter of the lead star Keanu Reeves and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Syme. The unborn child met a demise as a result of stillbirth towards the end of her mother’s pregnancy.
Ava Archer Syme-Reeves
Ava Archer Syme-Reeves’ sudden passing has been termed many things. The death was surely untimely, as the daughter would have led a life full of glamor and celebrity buzz. The famous Matrix Resurrections star Keanu Reeves has shown great grief when it comes to his daughter.
Ava Archer was the daughter of Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Syme, the girlfriend at the time of the actor. Her passing not only was met with profound sadness but also altered the lives of her parents as both never really recovered from the abrupt demise.
We take a look at Ava Archer’s life and the details surrounding her birth and her parents. Ava surely has left her mark in her father’s mark, and the fans are equally saddened whenever the mention of the actor comes up.
Ava Archer Syme-Reeves’ Cause of Death
The news and apparent coming of a newborn into the life of its parents bring joy every time. Great joy awaits the arrival and parents are merrier than many at the occasion. Such was the case with Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Syme.
Both parents were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their daughter, whom they had named Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Their eagerness and delight met a dead-end when the parents realized they would not be able to see their daughter grow up.
Ava Archer Syme-Reeves Age
Ava Syme was born at her eighth month as a stillborn. The parents had even named her but it still remains unsure to this day what was the real cause of her death.
There was no information regarding the pregnancy of the mother and whether it was normal or abnormal. The couple has been discreet regarding their child due to their privacy.
Keanu Reeves and His Share of Life
Keanu Reeves spent his life in Toronto. He is a Canadian actor who was born in Beirut, and later garnered much success in Hollywood.
Keanu Reeves has met his share of fame and success in his acting career. To many fans, he would seem to be the person who has it all. His career, his wealth and success all have been in front of the public eye.
But life hasn’t been a bed of roses for him. He faced his parents’ separation at a tender age of three. His father left Keanu and his sister Kim Reeves when he was only thirteen. To face such a situation in such a brief time turned out to be too much for him.
Kim Reeves was then diagnosed with cancer. This led Keanu to not only look out for himself but for his sister as well. He became a man of the house very early in his age.
He then lost his child and then two years later, his girlfriend in a fatal car crash. This scarred his heart and he would not recover soon from this loss. His close and best friend died from a drug overdose.
It is said that Keanu Reeves met his girlfriend and lover, David Lynch’s assistant Jennifer Syme at a party back in 1998. This resulted in instant love. Other reports state that the duo knew each other way back and were in love before the party.
Either way, the couple were dating and in love. Shortly afterward, Jennifer Syme was pregnant with the good news of Keanu’s daughter. It would seem that life was finally getting on the right track for them.
Their daughter however met her time when she was in her mother’s womb, and died in a stillbirth. The date was 24 December 1999. This gave a huge shock to both Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Syme, leaving them both in sorrow.
Falling apart and reuniting again
Long term depression and grief kicked in and both parents fell apart and separated after burying their daughter. They would remain, friends, until they would reunite again after a year in 2001.
Jennifer Syme was undergoing anti-depressant medication and coping with losses from her personal life when she was set to go to a Marilyn Monroe party. Over there, she met a fatal car crash which resulted in her life instantly.
Death of Jennifer Syme
Jennifer was going to the party in her Jeep Grand Cherokee which she then rammed into parked cars. The incident occurred on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles.
Although the incident resulted in her partially ejecting from the vehicle, she died instantly on the spot. At the time of the crash, Jennifer was only 28 years old.
She was eulogized to Barbra Streisand’s Higher Ground and Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings. Her funeral was carried out at the Good Shepherd Church in Beverly Hills. Screening of snapshots on top of the music was carried out by David Lynch.
Keanu Reeves, Dave Navarro, Scott Coffey, David Lynch and Scott Ian acted as pallbearers at the funeral.
Ava Archer Syme-Reeves Funeral
Ava Archer is buried next to her mother at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
Spiritual Beliefs of Ava Archer Syme-Reeves’ Father
Keanu Reeves believes the ones who love us will miss us when we are dead.
Keanu Reeves believes in God and faith and considers himself very spiritual and bountiful. He has also been very impressed with Buddhism, as he believes the religion teaches human elements such as feelings and trying to understand where they come from.
As the life of both parents of Ava Syme have been troubled and met with tragic losses, one of them is trying to survive and live a happy life. Keanu is all set to star in blockbuster films, while still missing the ones he loves.
His scars remind him the past is real, and the spirit of his daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves will forever be in his heart.