7 Celebrities Who Tragically Lost Their Moms to Cancer

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Cancer can eat up time, cause pain and even take lives. And, unfortunately, the horrors of cancer can especially hit home when it causes the loss of a parent. Even the stars aren’t immune to the horrors from the fatal disease. From a Teen Wolf star’s mom losing her battle with breast cancer to Vanessa Hudgens‘ long-time boyfriend dealing with his own loss, cancer is a very scary and a very real thing. And it can sometimes have the worst of repercussions.

But how do you deal with the loss of someone as close to you as a parent? Well, you keep on pushing forward. Here are all of the incredible celebrities who, despite losing their moms to cancer, have kept pushing forward. And, honestly, there’s nothing more inspiring than that.