Fans are keeping Tyler Posey in their thoughts. On August 15, 2020, the actor announced that it would have been his mom, Cyndi Garcia‘s birthday, if she hadn’t tragically passed away in 2014.

“Happy birthday, mama. People tend to post only the good things in life. But that’s not realistic. Not that this is bad or anything, but it’s a glimpse that life ain’t perfect,” he wrote. “And that’s the exact way it should be. Nothing is perfect. Long ago someone decided ‘happy’ is the way to be. I’m very happy. But you can’t deny the other things. I think people are searching for ‘wholeness’ or ‘completeness’ and in my opinion that is the true ‘happy,’ but it’s OK to get that confused. You can’t be whole with out the ups and down. Here’s to all the fallen and the loved ones who can’t share this beautiful day with us in person. Thank you for reading and coming on this journey with me. LOVE is what matters most.”

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Happy birthday mama. People tend to post only the good things in life. But that’s not realistic. Not that this is bad or anything, but it’s a glimpse that life ain’t perfect. And that’s the exact way it should be. Nothing is perfect. Long ago someone decided “happy” is the way to be. I’m very happy. But you can’t deny the other things. I think people are searching for “wholeness” or “completeness” and in my opinion that is the true “happy” but it’s okay to get that confused. You can’t be whole with out the ups and down. Here’s to all the fallen and the loved ones who can’t share this beautiful day with us in person. Thank you for reading and coming on this journey with me. LOVE is what matters most

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It turns out, Tyler is unfortunately only one of the many celebrities who have tragically lost a parent. Stars like Darren Criss, Jordyn Jones, Bella Thorne, the Dolan Twins, Vanessa Hudgens, Dove CameronDemi Lovato, Louis Tomlinson, Jennette McCurdy, Austin Butler, Austin Mahone and more have all also sadly lost their mom or dad.

Scroll through our gallery to see all the celebrities who have lost a parent and have bravely spoken out about it.

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