Kailtyn Dever Reveals Her Mom Has Passed Away Following 14 Year Battler With Breast Cancer

Actress Kaitlyn Dever, best known for her work in Last Man Standing, Unbelievable, and more, has made a heartbreaking announcement.

On Instagram, Dever revealed her beloved mom, Kathy has passed away after a 14 year battle with breast cancer. According to reports, Kathy was first diagnosed with stage 4 cancer at the age of 39.

“My mama. My life. My everything. I don’t even have the words. Nothing I’ll ever say will amount to the gifts you have given me in my life, the boundless joy you brought, the deep, endless, unconditional love you gave me and our family,” Kaitlyn began her statement. 

“Your love was everywhere. It was in the morning having coffee with you and shopping on the real real, it was sitting out by the pool eating watermelon (with salt on it of course) and listening to Willie Nelson, it was laying in your bed with you watching Seinfeld and listening to your infectious laugh as you recited every line from memory, it was making fun of each other, it was getting to tell you about my day, it was getting the best advice from you anyone would be so lucky to receive, it was going places with you because no matter where we were we were having fun and laughing.” 

Kaitlyn continued, alongside photos of her and her mom over the years, writing that Kathy’s love “was like sunshine, warmed me when I needed it the most and made me smile when I was ever sad.” To know Kathy, she writes, is to know she was “everyone’s favorite.” 

“You are my favorite. The sweetest in the world. I will be broken forever without you and I don’t know how I’ll go on. I’m grateful that you gave me Mady, Jane, and Dad…we’ll always have each other to lean on because of you.” 

Kaitlyn wrote that Kathy was “the greatest mom and wife anyone could ever ever ask for. Thank you for fighting so hard for us for so long. I am forever, forever, grateful for the special time we got to spend with you, sweet mama…it will never be enough.”

“I miss your smile, your sense of humor, your hugs, your kisses, getting to hold your hand, more than anything in the world. You made everything better. My sweetest, beautiful girl. My best friend. Oh how much I love you. What a gift it is to love you. I love you forever and ever, Mom.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dever family.

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