“Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes and his wife, Kelly, have shared the heartbreaking news that their daughter Adelaide has died. The 3-year-old suffered from “a severe form of childhood epilepsy,” Kelly wrote on her blog.
The couple wrote about their loss on social media.
“The machines are off. Her bed is empty. The quiet is deafening. Miss Adelaide Grace left us early Saturday morning,” Kelly wrote. “She went peacefully in my arms and surrounded by love. Finally, she is free from pain, reactions and seizures but leaves our hearts shattered. We love you so much Adelaideybug and forever after.”
Cervantes shared his wife’s post and added that he, Kelly and their older son Jackson, 7, are “doing OK.”
“We are comforted knowing there are so many people sending positive vibes. We are seeing all of it … We will be celebrating her life and legacy soon.”
Miguel is a theater and screen actor who is currently playing Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of “Hamilton.”
The family confirmed news of Adelaide’s death to “People” magazine, in which they also noted Miguel would be taking a brief break from the show, but would return soon.
Kelly recently wrote in an Oct. 4 blog post that Adelaide had moved into hospice care.
In a previous post, the mom of two had a written a letter to Adelaide, saying, “It is my turn to be the strongest… and let you go.”
“Your loss will shatter me in ways I never thought possible but you’ve provided us with everything we need to heal. When it’s time sweet girl, we’ll be with you, and forever after.”
The couple continues to support efforts to fight epilepsy.