The Bachelorette's Tyler C. Is Launching A Charity To Honor His Mom

Tyler Cameron, who rose to the spotlight on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette, recently shared the devastating news that he suddenly lost his mom, Andrea Cameron. Fans got a hint that something was wrong when Tyler canceled a Good Morning America run he was involved in with the tweet: "Have to cancel GMA group run tomorrow. Family emergency," according to People. He also added, "Please pray for my mom and my family."

Tragically, Tyler's next post was to say goodbye to his mom by announcing that she had passed away. He wrote on Instagram on March 2, "Today heaven gained an angel. We will love and miss our mother dearly. She will live on through us and through those that she has had an impact on." Tyler added, "While we grieve, we ask for two things: First, tell those you love that you love them; and second, please let us take this time to celebrate her life in private. Thank you for all of your love and support."

It was reported later by the Palm Beach Post that the cause of Andrea's death was a brain aneurysm and she was only 55. Andrea worked as a real estate agent in Jupiter, Fla. She was a mother to three sons — Tyler, Austin, and Ryan — and had a reputation of being an active and loving member of her community. Now, the Cameron family is honoring Andrea's memory in a charitable way.

Tyler Cameron and his family are giving back

In honor of their late mother, Tyler Cameron, 27, and his brothers are setting up a charity as a memorial to Andrea. It was actually his brother Austin who created a GoFundMe page, which reads: "In the wake of this tragic event, we feel compelled to honor our mother. We are developing a charitable foundation so that she can continue to impact others as she has always done; we feel this is the best way to continue her legacy of giving."

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The Cameron family added, "In lieu of flowers, we ask that you donate to the GoFundMe account so we can begin our quest of serving others like she had her entire life. Thank you for all of the support and love the community has poured down on us. We are forever grateful." At the time of reporting, the page has gathered over $11,000 in donations from more than 150 donors. 

'Bachelor' Nation is offering their support

In light of this shock, members of Bachelor Nation have been reaching out to Tyler Cameron to offer their condolences. Mike Johnson commented on Tyler's IG post, "Love you and your family brother." Jason Tartick wrote, "I had the fortune of meeting your mother and seeing the relationship you guys had first hand was the absolute depiction for what every mother/son relationship should strive for. I'm so sorry for your loss man," according to Us Weekly. Katie Morton from Bachelor in Paradise wrote, "I can't tell you how sorry I am. Sending you guys all of the love and prayers in the world." The list goes on of love and support from Bachelor Nation.

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Hannah Brown very discreetly left a heart emoji on Tyler's Instagram post announcing Andrea's passing, according to E! News. It was, of course, on Brown's season that the world got to meet Tyler and subsequently Andrea during hometown visits. Even though Brown ultimately didn't pick Tyler, Andrea was still vocal about supporting her almost-daughter-in-law. When the Bachelorette star was on Dancing With the Stars, Andrea used Twitter to encourage fans to vote for her, as E! News pointed out, so the mom obviously didn't hold a grudge.

The Cameron family is grieving together

While fans and fellow Bachelor Nation members are honoring the life of Andrea Cameron, Tyler Cameron and his brothers have been taking a break from social media, which makes total sense. According to E! News, Tyler is remaining in Florida with his family and has no plans to leave anytime soon. Andrea's passing was a huge surprise to the family and the shock must be as heavy as the grief, especially since she was so young. 

Andrea had a reputation of doing good for the people around her. According to Page Six, she would visit retirement homes around the holidays to bring presents and flowers and to visit with the residents. It's with this spirit that her sons have decided to continue giving back, and no doubt a huge part of the success of the fundraising is because of Tyler's lovability on The Bachelorette. Page Six reported that the initial goal was $10,000 and they surpassed it easily, allowing them to set a new goal of $20,000. There's no doubt they'll achieve that and use the money to build a legacy that would make Andrea proud.