The mother of Austin Butler has passed away.
The former Carrie Diaries star announced the sad news himself via Twitter, with insiders confirming Lori Butler had been battling cancer prior to her death.
"Lori Butler, my mom, my hero, & my best friend passed away this morning," Butler wrote last night. "Lets all celebrate her. I love you and will miss you every day Mom."
Vanessa Hudgens, who has been dating the 23-year old since 2011, also took to Twitter to remember Mrs. Butler.