Chrishell Stause’s parents, Ranae and Jeff Stause died of lung cancer within two years of each other.
Chrishell revealed her father’s death in April 2019, months before her ex-husband, Justin Hartley, filed for divorce after two years of marriage.
Chrishell was adopted in infancy by Jeff. Jeff is her father because she has never met her biological father.
“We lost you today, but you had been fighting cancer for years. “I choose to remember you as you were before it took hold of you,” the soap star said besides a throwback photo of her father on Instagram.
After confirming her cancer diagnosis in February, the Kentucky native acknowledged her mother’s death over a year later, in July 2020. “I can’t believe you’re gone.”
She posted a flurry of photographs and videos with her mother on Instagram, saying, “I find comfort knowing Dad is up there taking care of you and showing you the ropes like only he could.”
“Absolutely sad witnessing you breathe your final hard breath, yet there is a calm knowing you two are together again, free from the suffering that plagued your time here,” she said in her post.
Until the end, he was a free spirit and a rebel. In your own words, #F—cancer, my lovely Mom.”