Our hearts are breaking for the Dolan Twins. On January 19, 2019, the YouTubers shared the devastating news that their father, Sean Dolan, had passed away from cancerEthan and Grayson‘s dad was diagnosed with the disease back in 2016, which the boys shared in a YouTube video at the time, titled “You’re Not Alone.” In the video, the boys got pretty honest with their fans, speaking candidly about the pain, stress, and anxiety they experienced over the news.

Now, over two years later, Grayson and Ethan took to Instagram to let their fans know that Sean had unfortunately passed away. “You will forever be my best friend. I miss you so f—in much already Dad. I know that even though you’re not physically here with me on earth, that you are with me in spirit. You are responsible for making me the person that I am so proud to be today. All of the lessons that you’ve taught me have stuck with me and I will use them moving onward for the rest of my life. You are and forever will be my favorite person that I will ever know. You went always above and beyond for me,” Grayson wrote. “Even when you were too sick to get up, you figured out a way to comfort me and help me with anything I needed. You never left my corner.”

Ethan also shared an emotional message to his father, writing, “Dad, you were so much more to me than just my Dad. Although we were only granted 19 years here together it feels like we’ve spent a million lifetimes together. You are such a strong soul and you’ve made such a strong impact on more people than you would believe. I know you will always be with me but I want you to know that I will always be with you. You’re never alone Dad. You are the toughest man that I will EVER know.”

We were all so devastated over the news, and we can’t imagine what the boys are going through. But it’s nice to know that they’ve got a ton of support from their friends and fellow YouTubers, who all took to Twitter and Instagram to send the boys some love. Scroll through our gallery to see all the celebrities that sent the Dolan Twins touching messages during this difficult time in their lives.

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