Colton Haynes mourns the death of his sister Julie, 51, from cancer: ‘I just feel absolutely gutted’

Arrow actor Colton Haynes mourns the death of his sister Julie, 51, from cancer: ‘Gutted that our family can’t be together to hold one another’

Colton Haynes took to Instagram on Thursday to mourn the tragic loss of his older half-sister Julie Haynes Held, who passed away aged 51 on Monday after a battle with cancer.

And the Teen Wolf actor specifically cited how upsetting it was that he could not be among family during this time as they are in self-isolation due to the coronavirus.

‘I’m at a loss for words. My beautiful sister Julie passed away from a long battle with Cancer. My heart hurts,’ Haynes, 31, wrote alongside a gallery of family photos on his Instagram feed on Thursday. 

‘My heart hurts’: Colton Haynes took to Instagram on Thursday to mourn the loss of his older half-sister Julie Haynes Held, who passed away aged 51 on Monday after a battle with cancer

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‘Trying my hardest to focus on being grateful that she doesn’t have to suffer any longer & remembering all the incredible times we’ve had together…but I just feel absolutely gutted that our family can’t be together to hold one another during this crippling time,’ the Arrow actor continued.

‘I feel you here with me more than ever Julie.❤️’ he concluded. 

In the snaps, Colton appears with his sister as well as other siblings on various trips, as they jump for joy in front of the Louvre in Paris, France, or make funny faces aboard the subway in New York City.

Other photos see Julie surrounded by Colton and other family members in front of the Eiffel Tower, on the beach, in the woods, or dressed in Halloween costumes.

Memories: Haynes, 31, wrote a sad and heartfelt caption alongside a gallery of family photos on his Instagram on Thursday

Hurting: The actor cited how upsetting it was that he couldn’t be among family during this time, due to restrictions on social gatherings in light of COVID-19: seen here in February

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According to Julie’s obituary, she is survived by her husband and three children, her mother, along with half-brothers Colton, Clinton and Joshua Haynes, among other family members.

Among Colton’s many friends and followers who commented with condolences and warm thoughts, some of his famous contemporaries to chime in included Twilight star Taylor Lautner, actresses Ally Maki and Alexandra Shipp, along with actor Trevor Donovan.

On top of the obvious worldwide pandemic, it’s been somewhat of a difficult time for Haynes, now with the tragic loss of his sister.

Better times: In the snaps, Colton (left) appears with his sister as well as other siblings on various trips, as they pose in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Awash in nostalgia: Other photos posted by the actor see Julie surrounded by Colton and other family members in the woods, or dressed in Halloween costumes

Last October, the Teen Wolf star finalized his divorce from Kardashian florist Jeff Leatham, after a process that lasted for more than a year.

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The pair initially wed in late October 2017, with Haynes filing for divorce only six months later.

And in August of last year, the television star posted a very candid throwback photo from when he was in the hospital in 2018 battling substance abuse and addiction. 

Loving family: According to Julie’s obituary, she is survived by her husband and three children, her mother, along with half-brothers Colton, Clinton and Joshua Haynes

Emotional: On top of the obvious worldwide pandemic, it’s been somewhat of a difficult time for Haynes, now with the tragic loss of his sister; seen here in 2019

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