'Pain far too deep': Josh Gad DEVASTATED after 'unexpected' death of his 20-year-old nephew
'Frozen' actor Josh Gad paid tribute to his late nephew Marco and thanked fans for their 'incredible' love and support during the tragic time
Actor Josh Gad, who is best known for voicing snowman Olaf in Disney’s 'Frozen' movies, mourned the loss of his 20-year-old nephew Marco on Twitter.
Gad took to Twitter on Sunday and wrote, “Our beloved nephew Marco passed away in his sleep at 20, his life cut far too short and our pain far too deep. Our family is trying to make sense of it all but your support has been incredible.” The actor expressed his gratitude to his followers who showed their support towards him in his time of loss and grief.
Thank you all for your love. Our beloved nephew Marco passed away in his sleep at 20, his life cut far too short and our pain far too deep. Our family is trying to make sense of it all but your support has been incredible. ❤️❤️❤️— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 26, 2022
"Today I write this with a broken heart," Gad wrote as he later penned a heartfelt tribute to Marco, by sharing a series of photos of his late nephew on Instagram.
He added, "Our beloved nephew Marco has left us far too early. At 20 years old, he was full of [possibility] and promise. To say he is gone far too soon does not do justice to the life force that he was."
Josh Gad then requested all his loyal supporters to send their positive energy to help him and his family in this tragic time. "As his parents try to work this impossible pain, I am asking for all of you to send positive energy and love their way," he said
Gad continued, "He fought to make the world a better place, stood on the side of justice and light, and stood up for those who needed it most. His life may be gone, but I hope and pray his memory will endure. He was truly a brilliant, creative, and loving soul. Help me honor him now and celebrate a life that was only just beginning."
Earlier this Friday, Gad wrote on Twitter that his family is going through an immense loss as he tries to balance his heartbreak that was caused by a decision of the Supreme Court to overturn 1973's Roe v Wade and the constitutional right to abortion.
They want us to be apathetic. We can’t. They want us to crumble. We don’t. They want us to concede more rights and freedoms. We won’t. Grieve today. Fight tomorrow. I will be right there with you.— Josh Gad (@joshgad) June 24, 2022
The actor added, "They want us to be apathetic. We can’t. They want us to crumble. We don’t. They want us to concede more rights and freedoms. We won’t. Grieve today. Fight tomorrow. I will be right there with you."
Gad has recently signed with the CAA agency, he was previously at WME and currently stars in Armando Iannucci’s HBO series 'Avenue 5' and the Apple TV+ animated series 'Central Park'.
Gad's Instagram account showed several pictures of his late nephew Marco both as a child and as an adult and got inundated with messages of support from his followers. One of these followers even urged him to stay strong, while another one wrote, "I’m so sorry. Sending love to you and your family."