Former Arrow/Teen Wolf star Colton Haynes recently announced on Instagram that he lost his sister, Julie, to cancer.
“I’m at a loss for words,” he wrote. “My beautiful sister Julie passed away from a long battle with cancer. My heart hurts.”
Julie, who was 20 years older than Colton and from a different mother, is survived by her husband and three children, as well as both of her parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the family will not be able to mourn together for her funeral.
“Due to the current COVID-19 situation, a time to honor Julie’s life will be held at a later date,” the obituary stated. “Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead.”
He continued: “Trying my hardest to focus on being grateful that she doesn’t have to suffer any longer and remembering all the incredible times we’ve had together. But I just feel absolutely gutted that our family can’t be together to hold one another during this crippling time. I love you.”
It’s been a rough couple of years for Colton, who lost his mother Dana, to liver complications in 2018 and divorced his husband Jeff Latham in 2019.