'Finally, She Is Free From Pain': 'Hamilton' Star's Daughter Dies Aged Three
The three-year-old daughter of Chicago's 'Hamilton' star Miguel Cervantes has died after battling a brain disorder, the family confirmed, sharing an incredibly sad image of her empty bed.
The actor's wife, Kelly Cervantes, shared the tragic news that the couple's young daughter had died a few days short of her fourth birthday.
"The machines are off. Her bed is empty. The quiet is deafening," Cervantes wrote alongside a black-and-white photo of her daughter's empty bed.
"Adelaide left us early Saturday. She went peacefully in my arms, surrounded by love. Finally, she is free from pain + seizures but leaves our hearts shattered. We love you so much Adelaideybug and forever after."
It's understood Adelaide had been battling seizures most of her life due to epilepsy, and at nine months old was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms.
Her mother gave fans updates about Adelaide's health struggles on her blog Inchstones.
She also worked to raise awareness for organisations like Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE).
A spokesperson said the family was grateful for the support they had received from their fans in this difficult time.
"She was held in the loving arms of her family as she peacefully achieves the 'calm' for which they've been searching for so long," the spokesperson said.
"They would like to extend their deepest, heartfelt gratitude to all who have reached out with words of support and prayer and will continue to feel all the love as they go through this difficult time."
Miguel Cervantes will take a brief break from his role in the Chicago production of Hamilton.
The actor plays the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical, which follows the story of America's Founding Father.