LeAnn Edmonds Horton, the ex-wife of Jim Edmonds, has passed away after battling cancer. She was briefly shown on the Real Housewives of Orange County as Jim Edmonds, one of his daughters and his current wife Meghan King Edmonds are cast members on the show. Horton was mother to two of Edmonds’ children – daughters Hayley and Lauren. On July 24, 2015, 17-year-old Hayley Edmonds posted the below message on Instagram to let the world know she had lost her mother:
Early this morning I lost the most important person in my life. I’m so blessed to have had these past 17 years with you. But that will never be enough for me. I can’t imagine my life without you and I never imagined this day would come. You were an inspiration to everyone who knew you and I will aspire to be everything you were. You truly lived life to the fullest and were such a fighter. The memories we made will forever be instilled in me and I’ll never forget the good times we had. You were not only my mom, but my best friend. Thank you for everything you’ve thought me and for the wisdom you’ve given me. I will never ever stop loving you. Life won’t be easy without you but I know you will be with me every step of the way. Rest in peace mommy, I love you with all my heart.
Just a week before, Hayley posted another message online about her mother, writing:
Never miss the opportunity to tell your mom you love her. No matter how much you do, it will never be enough. Stay strong momma, I love you with all I have.
In addition to Hayley, others posted their condolences online, including Edmonds’ present wife Meghan King Edmonds, who wrote on Twitter:
Today is a sad day. Pls send positive vibes this way!
LeAnn Edmonds Horton leaves behind two daughters and a husband named Donny, who also has been shown on the RHOC.