'Carrie Diaries' Star Austin Butler's Mom Dies

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Austin Butler posted an emotional message following the death of his mom.

The 23-year-old former Carrie Diaries star revealed on Thursday that his mother Lori Butler had passed away but did not give details as to the cause of death.

"Lori Butler, my mom, my hero, & my best friend passed away this morning. Let's all celebrate her. I love you and will miss you every day Mom," he tweeted.

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Butler's girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens' mom also sent out her sympathies via Twitter, writing: "Lori, RIP. You'll be forever alive in our hearts & mind. You'll always be our angel in heaven watching over us. U will be missed!"

Hudgens also tweeted:

Our thoughts go out to the actor and his family.

Prior to this tragic news, Butler was scheduled to be shooting scenes for Yoga Hosers, starring alongside Johnny Depp. He also landed a regular role on Arrow.