Austin Butler's Mother Passes Away; Vanessa Hudgens Tweets Condolences

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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."

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Vanessa Hudgens, who has been dating the 23-year old since 2011, also took to Twitter to remember Mrs. Butler.

"#ripLoriButler #celebrateLori," the actress said, while also re-Tweeting her boyfriend's heartfelt message. "Spread the love for Lori."

On the occasion of Butler's 23rd birthday last month, Hudgens gushed over Butler, thanking God for his existence.

Hudgen's own mom, meanwhile, also expressed her sympathies and sadness on Twitter. Gina Hudgens wrote:

"Lori, RIP. You'll be forever alive in our hearts & mind. You'll always be our angel in heaven watching over us. U will be missed!"

We send our condolences to Austin and his loved ones as well.

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