Carson Daly Shares the Final Text Exchange with His Mom to Mark the 4th Anniversary of Her Death
Carson Daly remembers his mother four years after her death.
The 48-year-old TRL presenter posted Pattie Daly Caruso on Instagram on Friday before the fourth anniversary of his mother's death, sharing a bittersweet family photo and a screenshot of the mother and son's last text exchange.
In the long captions, Carson stated that just like this weekend, just before the Emmy Awards four years ago, he drove from Los Angeles to Palm Desert, California to see his parents at a difficult time.
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Pattie, who was 73 at the time of her death, was in the process of tending to her husband, Richard Caruso, Carson's stepfather, who was "desperately grappling with a terminal cancer diagnosis."
"Knowing that my mother had lost a husband (my biological father) to cancer back in the 1970s and had conquered breast cancer herself, I knew how much my father's condition was both physically and mentally stressful for her," said Daly added later.
When he got back to LA, he texted his mom to say he was fine and to thank her for looking after everyone so well. It should be the last time they spoke to each other.
"Did it! Thanks for the great visit," Carson wrote in the text to his mom that he shared in one of his Instagram posts. “So proud of how well you two are doing this. I love you. Xoxo. "
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"And we love you, the best son on planet earth!" read his mother's answer. "So happy to have a light outside! Thank you for everything you've done and done to make us so proud of you. Hope you have a wonderful dinner with Siri tomorrow and a great day together! All our love." always, mom and dad XOX "
In the caption, Carson wrote of the heartbreaking turn of events, saying that his mother "died suddenly about 4 hours later" after sending him the text reply.
“When we woke up when the phone rang, I said, 'Is it papa? Did he fall To which my brave sister, who was still completely shocked, replied: 'No, it's not Papa, it's MOM, she had a heart attack and died ...' "
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Carson then continued his account of that tragic night.
"The only reason I share this is because, as difficult as it was and is, to move on without the most influential, loving force in my life, I am so grateful to watch this final exchange," the Father of four wrote.
"You can feel their love in their words (and emojis)," he added.
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"I am only able to carry on every day through God's infinite will & power & the love of my family."
At the time of Pattie's death on September 17, 2017, a family spokesman confirmed that she had died of a heart attack early that morning at her Palm Desert home.
"There are no words for the loss of mom. Thanks for the incredible love. It helps," tweeted Daly at the time. "Please hug the ones you love most tonight."
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