After suffering from advanced cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure for months, Colton Haynes’ mother Dana passed away this weekend.
The Teen Wolf and Arrow actor took to Instagram on Friday, March 23 to share his grief and loss.
“Today I lost my best friend, the love of my life…my momma,” he wrote. “Words can’t express how incredible this woman was. I have so many things to say but I’m in a state of shock. I will always love you momma. RIP my angel.” He accompanied his sweet words with an Instagram slideshow of shots of the two.
Haynes first alerted fans of his mother’s diagnosis on Instagram in late February, explaining that she had been “in and out of the hospital since January.”
“After multiple tests we found out she actually has advanced cirrhosis of the liver & kidney failure,” he explained. “A diagnosis that can be cured with a liver transplant.. however..that bad news I mentioned before was that she doesn’t have that much time to wait for a new liver. The doctors suggested that we now focus on my mother’s quality of life rather than quantity of life. It’s heartbreaking.”
Fans and friends are flooding Haynes’ Instagram with condolences, sending their love to the grieving actor.
“Colton… she was beautiful,” Lucy Hale wrote. “i’m so very sorry friend.”
“I’m so sorry,” Nyle DiMarco added. “Sending love to you and your family.”
Our hearts are with the Colton at this difficult time.