Hamilton star, Miguel Cervantes‘ 3-year-old daughter died over the weekend after her long battle with Epilepsy.
The 42-year-old actor said in a joint statement with his wife Kelly, 37: ‘The Cervantes family is heartbroken to announce that their baby girl Adelaide Grace – who battled epilepsy and Infantile Spasms – tragically died early Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Adelaide ‘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 family said, adding that ‘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.’
Kelly shared an image of the late child’s room with a powerful message in memory of her daughter: ‘The machines are off. Her bed is empty. The quiet is deafening. Miss Adelaide Grace left us early Saturday morning.
Adelaide had suffered from epilepsy since infancy. She was diagnosed in 2015 when she was only 7 months old.
After she was diagnosed, Cervantes and his wife, Kelly dedicated time and efforts to helping promote epilepsy research.
The organization Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, or CURE, issued a statement Sunday night on Adelaide’s death:
“Our hearts are heavy tonight with the news of Adelaide Cervantes’ passing. In her short life, Adelaide did so much to bring attention to a disease we should be much closer to curing. No child should have to suffer this way. No parent should have to sit by helplessly and simply watch as epilepsy takes a devastating toll on their child. Kelly and Miguel have inspired all of us. They have brought light to our CURE family, despite their struggles, their pain, and this most devastating loss. Sweet Adelaide will be missed by so many, but her legacy will live on.”