Former ‘Real Housewives’ star reveals son has died at 35

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East real housewives of orange county star Laurie Peterson has revealed that her 35-year-old son Joshua-Michael Waring has died.

Pietersen took to Instagram on Saturday to pay tribute to his son, who he said died on Easter Sunday. They did not specify how he died, but noted his well-documented history of substance abuse.

“It is with a broken heart that I write this post to let you know that my beloved Josh left this earth on Easter Sunday. “Nothing can ever prepare you for this feeling of loss so profound,” she wrote. “Every fiber of my body hurts. Josh fought for his life every day, for most of his adult life, but last Sunday, the challenge was too great.

“Not everyone understands people suffering from substance abuse disorders, but I am forever grateful for your understanding and the impact you have had on my life. I also thank those who have supported me on this journey and offered kind words of encouragement by sharing their stories of living with a substance abuse disorder and also the many parents who have supported me over the years. Together they shared their stories about the children they have lost to grief. This disease,” she wrote.

Peterson was a main cast member in the first four seasons. real housewives of orange county And then continued to appear until season 8.

She gave birth to Joshua-Michael in 1988, followed by daughters Ashley and Sophie.

Waring is also survived by his young daughter, Kennedy.

His fellow Bravolebrities paid tribute to Joshua-Michael on their Instagram posts.

“Laurie I’m so sorry. This is heartbreaking. You tried so hard to save him, and by sharing Josh’s story you will educate people around the world about the tragedy of addiction and those affected by it,” Bravo boss Andy Cohen wrote.

“Oh Laurie, my heart breaks for you so much. I know how much you fought for him and always wanted nothing but the best for him. 🙏🏻 May the Lord surround you with His angels and give you the strength to overcome this incredibly difficult loss. I love you friend ❤️,” Gretchen Rossi wrote.

“My heart breaks for you, I know how hard you have worked to be her advocate. Big hugs and prayers to your family at this sad time,” Gina Keough wrote.

In February, Waring was arrested in California on suspicion of punching a security guard.

In June 2016, he was charged with three counts of attempted murder in the shooting death of 35-year-old Daniel Lopez. After spending four years in prison he pleaded guilty and was sentenced.

Waring also had several arrests for drug possession.

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