Former Bachelorette star Tyler Cameron was heavily promoting a run he was set to host with Good Morning America on Friday morning when suddenly, he had to cancel the event. On Thursday evening, the model shared the following news on both his Twitter account and Instagram stories: “Have to cancel GMA group run tomorrow. Family emergency. Please pray for my mom and my family.”
Tragically, Tyler’s worst fears were met on Friday. 0n February 28, the heartbreaking news of Andrea’s death was confirmed by close friends of the Cameron family on social media. Tyler has yet to put on an official statement on his mother’s sudden passing. A cause of death has not yet been announced.
Tyler’s mother, Andrea Hermann Cameron, won over the hearts of America after being featured alongside her son during the Hometown Dates portion Hannah Brown’s season on The Bachelorette. Andrea, who works as a realtor, fully supported Tyler on his journey to find love with Hannah B. She told the Palm Beach Post at the time, “I am overwhelmed by the support of my friends,” referring to the 20-plus people who attended her weekly watch parties at Miller’s Ale House.
Tyler, who recently relocated to New York City, immediately headed home to Jupiter, Florida, to be by her side on Thursday. The Barkitecture host received hundreds of well-wishes after asking for prayers for his mom online.
The 27-year-old reality star was previously hyping up the GMA event on all his social media channels, and a mere three hours before canceling his morning show appearance, he tweeted, “Can’t wait to celebrate #NationalWorkoutBuddyDay with @GMA. If you want to run along with us from Central Park to Times Square, meet us at 7:15AM at Tavern on the Green FRIDAY! Comment below If you can make it!”
Tyler is incredibly close to his mother and regularly shared heartfelt tributes to her on Instagram. On October 29, he captioned a photo of them, “Dear Mama, I appreciate you, I love you. I need you. See you soon.”
Andrea was also mother to Tyler’s two brothers, Austin, who serves in the U.S. Army, and Ryan, who plays football at Florida Atlantic University, just like his big brother Tyler once did. While Andrea was no longer married to Tyler’s father Jeff Cameron, the two remained cordial.
Tyler Cameron’s Father Jeff Was Dealing With Serious Health Issues Before He Joined ‘The Bachelorette’
It was only a year ago the Tyler almost decided not to go on The Bachelorette because his father Jeff was recovering from a near-death situation. During his first 1-on-1 date with Hannah Brown opened up about the situation. Tyler said his father was beginning to feel better post-surgery and it was only because Jeff encouraged him to go on the show that he went through with it.
“Me and my dad would sit around and watch The Bachelorette and he kind of became a huge fan of you,” Cameron told Brown during their intimate Rhode Island date. “He was like ‘Tyler, this is your girl. You’ve gotta go make the most of this opportunity.’”
Tyler was naturally concerned about his dad’s well-being during the weeks he was away, and the welcome embrace between Jeff and his son during Hometown Dates made for the most heartwarming moment of the entire season. Prior to Tyler joining the show, Jeff’s medical issues left him with a paralyzed vocal chord. While his voice was noticeably raspy during the Hometown Date, he appeared to be on the right side of recovery.