In sad news this week, LeAnn Edmonds Horton has passed away after losing her battle with cancer. Horton is the past wife of Jim Edmonds, who is currently married to Meghan King Edmonds of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” (“RHOC”) fame. E Online! reported this Friday, July 24, 2015, that while friends and family members came forward to show their grief, love and support over the recent death, it was cast star Shannon Beader who put the pause on the drama to also extend her heartfelt condolences.
Hayley Edmonds, the 17-year-old daughter of the late LeAnn Edmonds Horton, took to social media this week to confirm with fans that her beloved mother has died. She unfortunately lost her battle with cancer, yet the woman’s vibrant memory will live on through her loved ones and “RHOC” fans alike.
As frequent viewers of the hit Bravo show can attest, Shannon Beader and Meghan King Edmonds have had their share of drama together. Yet Beader pressed the pause button on any enmity between them to take the high road and show her compassion during this time of painful loss and tragedy. The “RHOC” star reportedly reached out to Meghan Edmonds to provide some kind words and meaningful comfort following the passing of her husband’s ex-wife.
“I reached out to her and I feel horrible for the family,” Beador said in a statement to E! News on the conversation of Meghan. The two beautiful women have of course experienced some major conflict on the TV series set. “So you put that behind [you].” Wise and understanding words, Shannon.
According to the Hollywood Gossip yesterday, one could almost feel teen Hayley Edmond’s pain as she took to Instagram to relay the news of the loss of her mom, LeAnn Edmonds Horton. The 17-year-old called her mother the most important individual in her entire life, and how difficult it is going to be to envision the remainder of her life without her. She gave a touching message about love transcending time, and that she will always remember the wonderful memories they shared together.
“Early this morning, I lost the most important person in my life,” Hayley had written on Instagram. ” I’m so blessed to have had these past 17 years with you. But that will never be enough for me. I can’t imagine my life without you and I never imagined this day would come. You were an inspiration to everyone who knew you and I will aspire to be everything you were. You truly lived life to the fullest and were such a fighter. The memories we made will forever be instilled in me and I’ll never forget the good times we had.”
Hayley Edmonds went on to say in her social media post, “You were not only my mom, but my best friend … Thank you for everything you’ve thought me and for the wisdom you’ve given me. I will never ever stop loving you. Life won’t be easy without you but I know you will be with me every step of the way. Rest in peace Mommy, I love you with all my heart.”
Fortunately, the young woman is staying strong in the face of such hardship as losing a loved one to cancer. Jim Edmond’s new wife and “RHOC” star Meghan also took the opportunity to offer her condolences, keeping the drama aside as well. She took to her personal Instagram page to share a picture she had once taken with LeAnn Edmonds Horton, asking for kind thoughts and prayers from her followers at this time. She was even able to spend precious time with Horton shortly before her death.
“Today is a sad day. Pls send positive vibes this way!” the reality star said on Twitter. “My heart is heavy and my mind can’t sleep.”