Tyler Cameron’s Mother Dies Days After ‘Family Emergency’
Tyler Cameron’s mother, Andrea Cameron, died after a “family emergency.” The Bachelorette alum canceled a Friday, Feb. 28 appearance on Good Morning America after Andrea was hospitalized on Thursday, Feb 27. Here’s what we know so far.
Tyler and Andrea Cameron had an unbreakable bond
Andrea Cameron, a Jupiter, Florida based realtor, was the mother of three boys. Tyler is the oldest, while Ryan and Austin came subsequently.
“God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers,” Ryan, who plays football for Florida Atlantic University, said via his Instagram Stories on Friday. “Pray for my momma.”
“Pray for my momma y’all,” Austin, a Florida State University senior, wrote via his Instagram Stories.
As for Tyler, the bond between he and his mom didn’t break despite his move to New York City after his stint on Hannah Brown’s season of The Bachelorette.
“Remember the old saying… ‘The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world….’ Don’t mess with my world… Love you boys and good night!!”Love my young men and the character, discipline, and grace they put out into the world. They have been my world… and will continue to be my world…,” Andrea wrote on a Jan. 10 Instagram post.
She continued: “Remember the old saying… “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world….” Don’t mess with my world… Love you boys and good night!! She continued: “Remember the old saying… ‘The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world….’ Don’t mess with my world… Love you boys and good night!!”
Last Nov., Tyler shared photos of his New York City marathon, which Andrea came to support.
“So grateful for all of the support that I got from my family, friends, and BN! Couldn’t have done this race without all of y’all,” Tyler said, in part. “So thankful for all of the support. NYC marathon was a day I will always cherish.”
What happened to Andrea Cameron?
Just as Tyler prepared to host a group run in Manhatten to celebrate National Workout Buddy Day, he canceled suddenly, posting a cryptic message about Andrea’s health.
“Have to cancel GMA group run tomorrow. Family emergency,” Tyler tweeted. “Please pray for my mom and my family.”
A source told Us Weekly that Cameron was “devastated” over his mother’s worsening condition and that the two were “very close.” No other details have been disclosed at this time about how Andrea died, or Tyler’s emotional state.
This isn’t the first time the Bachelorette alum had a family health scare. Tyler’s father, Jeff, was “in the hospital fighting an infection” last Aug., according to Andrea’s Instagram page.
She added, “Thank you… and remember to always be kind…Please find the kindness in your heart to pray for Mr. Cameron and our family.”
Jeff’s illness is what inspired Tyler to take charge of his own health.
“When my dad got sick, I started getting everybody in my family to go on group runs,” Tyler previously explained.
“It started once a week on like a Thursday, and we’d go for 30 minutes and just meet for 30 minutes, and then go do like an hour. We just keep increasing, and I really enjoyed doing it. It was good family time, a good time with my friends and we all got better together.”
Fans react, offer words of support for Tyler and his family
Though specifics aren’t public knowledge, that hasn’t stopped Tyler mass of fans to chime in with support.
“Stay strong we love you,” one fan tweeted. “Sorry for your loss. Sending my love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family,” another added. “keeping you in my prayers. Big hug to you and your family. I’m so sorry,” this fan said.”
Sports journalist, Jake Elman said, “My heart breaks for FAU tight end Ryan Cameron and his brother, former FAU tight end Tyler Cameron, after their mother, Andrea, passed away. Sending best wishes to their family and the FAU community. Just an awful story.”
He continued: “I covered Tyler his last year at FAU and obviously Ryan in high school and last year. It was clear Andrea did a great job turning them into fine young men. She will be missed. Prayers up. The FAU family suffers another loss.”
And though condolences are written across the three boys’ Instagram pages, as well as Andrea’s, one tweet may sum up how the majority of those who knew the Cameron’s feel
“She was taken too soon. My [broken heart emoji] aches for your family. We were blessed to have known her thanks to you. I hope you and your brothers stay strong and remember what she would want you to do as you brace the world without her,” this friend added.
Sending our thoughts to Tyler, and his family during this difficult time.