Kate Hudson and fiancé Chance Moore announced the passing of their 2-year-old daughter, Eliza Adalynn Moore.
Hudson revealed that Eliza died on Father’s Day, June 20, in an emotional Instagram post on Monday.
Eliza was born in August 2018, and at 10 months old she was diagnosed with cancer. This past November, after treatments proved ineffective, Hudson and Moore created a GoFundMe page in an effort to help provide “as much of a normal toddler life as possible” for the little time they were told they’d have left together.
The GoFundMe outlined Eliza’s diagnosis, explaining her battle with the “very rare and aggressive cancer known as Rhabdoid Tumor” and her constant pain and grueling fight.
Hudson stated in her post that although Eliza’s passing was imminent, she believed it would be easier to mourn.
“But we are broken,” she wrote.
“Even though we know you are no longer suffering or in pain or frustrated with what life had become,” Hudson continued. “I thought that because we knew you were dying, that your death would not feel so sudden. But it did. I wasn’t ready to see what I saw.”
Hudson also explained how she awoke to the tragic news. “I woke up this morning, still half asleep, and reached for your hand. But you were not there. You left last night,” she wrote. “I have to accept this new reality … but I am not ready to let you go. I don’t think I ever will be ready to move on.”
After her announcement, followers flooded Hudson’s social media pages expressing support for the couple during their time of mourning. Influencer @iwantmylauren commented, “My heart is broken for you. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you prayers.”
One user, @_emstanss, expressed how much the family and Eliza meant to her and Hudson’s community of followers. “Oh my goodness, Kate, I’m so sorry this happened to you and Chance. Thank you for sharing Eliza with us while she was here, she’ll always be looking down on you. Sending you so much love and support, I am once again so sorry this happened. Eliza was a beautiful little girl and she’ll always be with you.”