‘RHOC’ Alum Lauri Peterson Mourns Demise Of Son Joshua Waring At Age 35


Lauri Peterson, former star of Bravo‘s The Actual Housewives of Orange County, is mourning the lack of her son Joshua Waring.

In an emotional tribute shared on social media, the truth TV character stated her son died on the age of 35 on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024.

“It’s with a shattered coronary heart that I write this publish to let you understand that my candy Josh left this earth Easter Sunday,” Peterson shared on Instagram. “Nobody can ever put together you for this sense of such deep loss. Each fiber in my physique hurts. Josh fought each single day for many of his grownup life, for his life, however this previous Sunday, the problem was too nice.”

Peterson continued, “Josh’s childhood was full of deep mind, humor, pranks, athletics, snow boarding, physique boarding mountain hikes, studying, pals and his love for music. Even throughout grownup hardship, Josh continued to keep up his humorousness, continued to be optimistic, continued to be form to others, defended those who had been unable to defend themselves and continued to like his household so a lot!”

The previous Bravo star mirrored on Waring’s time as a father saying that “he obtained essentially the most pleasure, satisfaction and function by way of his daughter Kennady and watching her develop and thrive through the years.”

Peterson, who was one of many authentic forged members of RHOC, thanked “all fo the those who have tried to assist Josh alongside the way in which” saying she has been “witness to many angels on Earth.”

“Not everybody understands these affected by substance abuse dysfunction, however I’m ceaselessly grateful to your understanding and the affect you made on his life,” she added. “I additionally thank those that have supported me by way of this journey and providing form phrases of encouragement by sharing their tales of residing with substance abuse dysfunction and the numerous dad and mom which have shared their tales through the years with me in regards to the kids they’ve sadly misplaced resulting from this sickness.”

Lately, Waring had made headlines for his authorized troubles, like in 2022 when he confronted prison fees for possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

“Josh I like you a lot and I’ll miss you terribly! I’ll ceaselessly be your ‘Mama Bear & Mama Dukes’ and each time the clock turns to 11:11, I’ll anticipate your name to inform me to make a want! What is going to I want for now? My coronary heart is with you and I pray you’ve gotten discovered the peace that you simply so deserve,” Peterson continued. “Heaven has gained the best angel and you’ve got gained your freedom ultimately candy boy. Love at all times and ceaselessly, Mother.”

Andy Cohen, RHOC govt producer, added, “Lauri, I’m so sorry. That is heartbreaking. You tried so onerous to save lots of him, and by sharing Josh’s story, you’d be educating folks all over the world in regards to the tragedy of habit for individuals who are touched by it. Might Josh’s reminiscence be a blessing to you at all times. Sending your loved ones all my love.”

A few of Peterson’s former RHOC co-stars additionally expressed their condolences within the feedback.

“Oh Laurie, my coronary heart breaks for you a lot. I understand how a lot you fought for him and at all times wished nothing however the perfect for him,” Gretchen Rossi replied. “Might the Lord encompass you together with his angels and provide you with energy by way of this extremely onerous loss. I like you buddy.”

Jeana Keough wrote, “My coronary heart breaks for you, i understand how onerous you labored to be his advocate . Massive hug and prayers for your loved ones at this unhappy time.”

Jo de la Rosa stated, “I’m so extremely sorry, Lauri. Sending you all my love and praying to your coronary heart. Right here in the event you want something.”

Peggy Tanous added, “I’m so sorry to your loss sweetie. Sending you like and prayers at this troublesome time. Josh is in a stupendous place now as onerous as it’s.”