A Los Angeles man who has been caring for his elderly neighbor over the past few years revealed she has passed away.
Chris Salvatore made the announcement on Wednesday, posting a beautiful photo of his 89-year-old friend on Instagram along with a touching tribute. He wrote:
“It’s with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier this morning the world lost a truly inspiring, beautiful woman. Norma is now resting peacefully in the eternal and while she may no longer physically be with us, her spirit will continue to fill the hearts of so many people.”
The two had been neighbors in West Hollywood, California when doctors told Norma Cook she needed 24-hour at-home care — so the 30-year-old actor and singer stepped up to be her primary caretaker and take on her power of attorney.
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Cook, who was diagnosed with leukemia 10 years ago, was only given months to live and had no immediate family in the area.
Salvatore was determined to make her feel “so loved” — and the duo became inseparable over the last four years of Cook’s life.
Such an amazing story of love and friendship. Our hearts go out to Norma’s loved ones — especially Chris — who are reeling over this loss.
Read his full post (below):
[Image via Chris Salvatore/Instagram.]
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