New Zealand markets closed
  • NZX 50

    -2.99 (-0.03%)

    -0.0061 (-1.02%)

    -0.0015 (-0.27%)

    -23.90 (-0.30%)
  • ASX 200

    -25.50 (-0.33%)
  • OIL

    +0.43 (+0.51%)
  • GOLD

    -12.50 (-0.53%)

    -304.50 (-1.66%)
  • FTSE

    +71.78 (+0.91%)
  • Dow Jones

    -475.84 (-1.24%)
  • DAX

    -24.16 (-0.13%)
  • Hang Seng

    -373.34 (-2.18%)
  • NIKKEI 225

    +80.92 (+0.21%)

    -0.8880 (-0.97%)

Tyler Cameron Shares Heartfelt Tribute for Late Mom 4 Years After Her Death: 'Today Is Never an Easy Day'

Tyler's mother, Andrea Cameron, died in March 2020 from a brain aeurysm

<p>Tyler Cameron/Instagram</p> Tyler Cameron and his mother, Andrea Cameron

Tyler Cameron/Instagram

Tyler Cameron and his mother, Andrea Cameron

Tyler Cameron is missing his mom on the fourth anniversary of her death.

The former Bachelorette star, 31, penned an emotional message in honor of his mother, Andrea Cameron, who died four years ago on Tuesday alongside a carousel of images of the pair together.

“Today is never an easy day. Today marks 4 years since your accident and when we last spoke. I miss the hell out of you. We all do,” he began the lengthy caption dedicated to his mother, who was just 55 when she died from a brain aneurysm. “I have a pit in my throat as I write this. You were such a light and you put that light on everyone who needed it. I can go on and on about you but I want [to] use today to remind people to take their time.”


Tyler advised his followers to appreciate the small things when it comes to family. “We get one mom and one dad in this world if we're lucky. So when they reach out, take your time. Take your time to have that meaningful call or text message,” he shared.

Related: Tyler Cameron Shares How Special Forces Grew His Respect and Admiration for His Brother in the Army (Exclusive)

“My mom was always there and she was the rock. I took her for granted at times when I wish I would have taken my time,” he continued of his late mother, as he admitted that his final text messages to her, which he previously shared online, “were short, and rushed.”

“I did not take my time and now I wish I could have that time back to really call her and tell her I love her and how excited I am to see her. How excited I am to start this new dream project with you,” he continued. “All I ask from all of you is to take your time, and call those loved ones that always have your back and always are reaching out to you. Your call or text will mean the world to them and you never know when it will be your last chance to do so.”

Tyler also shared that in honor of the fourth anniversary of Andrea’s death, 15 more students will be added to the Andrea C. Cameron Foundation’s roster, a $250,000 investment. “That brings us to 22 students and roughly $400,000 in scholarships. Our goal is to add 20 more students next year,” he wrote.

The Foundation, which Tyler started in 2021 in his mom’s honor, is a way to let Andrea’s “name continue to shine light on others,”

“Call your loved ones today, you never know when it will be your last,” he concluded the post. “Love you momma! Love you all, call home for me ❤️❤️❤️.”

<p>Tyler Cameron/Instagram</p> Tyler Cameron and his mom, Andrea Cameron

Tyler Cameron/Instagram

Tyler Cameron and his mom, Andrea Cameron

Related: JoJo Siwa Teases a Dream Reality Show Where Nick Viall and Tyler Cameron 'Find Me a Wife' (Exclusive)

Among the photos included in Tyler’s post were screenshots of text messages between him and Andrea, sent just days before she died in 2020. In one screenshot, she posed with a dog on a couch, writing “She’s such a smuggler!!”

In the next, Andrea admitted she was going through a “funk” and was “missing” Tyler and his younger brothers. “Love you!! So excited that you are coming home..”

The Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test alum also shared some sweet solo shots of his mom, some photos of his parents together and a snap of Andrea hugging him after he ran the New York City marathon.

<p>Gotham/WireImage</p> Tyler Cameron is seen at Planet Omega launch event on November 09, 2023 in New York City


Tyler Cameron is seen at Planet Omega launch event on November 09, 2023 in New York City

Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.

In the years since her sudden death, Tyler has often shared memories of his mother and noted how he continues to think of her in his daily life.

In 2022, he competed on FOX’s The Real Dirty Dancing, and shared that Andrea was “always pushing me to take risks and go for it.”

“She was the one who told me to go do The Bachelorette. She was my best friend. She was always my biggest support system. She was a superhero,” he said of his mother on the show. “I'm doing this show for my mom. I'm doing it to make her proud. I know this is something that she'd push me to do.”

"She always loved me dancing. She was always for the fun, always down to dance. And honestly, when we would go out together, she'd be out there dancing with me," he added.

On the show, Tyler also described the events of her death. “About a year and a half ago, she had a brain aneurism and then she was just gone. That was one of the hardest days of my life."

For more People news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!

Read the original article on People.