He initially tweeted out, ”My heart is broken, I lost my best friend and the best man I have ever met last night, I love you so much dad I can’t even breathe anymore, only person not letting me fall right now is my amazing girlfriend. I love you dad.”
Co-star Tom Schwartz wrote in response, “Let's flood @mrjaxtaylor with love and compassion. So sorry for your loss my friend.”
And fellow co-star Peter Madrigal said, “I’m so sorry brother.”
Jax shared with The Daily Dish prior to the passing of his father how painful the news was. "It's in his throat, his esophagus, so it's rough. It's rough, because my dad, he's like my idol. My dad was always the person who never got sick,” he said.
“I always looked up to him. I call him all the time. To see him so vulnerable, I've never seen him emotional my whole entire life. My dad's never been to the doctor in his entire life until now," he continued. "This is such a horrible disease. He doesn't deserve this. He's, like, the perfect man. He's the perfect human being, never done a thing wrong in his life. So it just sucks. It just really sucks. I don't really have anything to say about it. It's a sh**** disease. It's hurt our family. It's hurt everybody. It just really sucks. During the holidays, it doesn't make it any easier."
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