Daniel Mickelson’s girlfriend Maddie Haley paid an emotional tribute to the rising star on Monday, hours after her tragic death.
The much-loved actor – who starred in the 2019 Mani TV series and indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man – died on July 4 at the age of 23. No details of the circumstances of his death have been disclosed.
Within hours of the news, Mickelson was honored by friends and family on social media, including his girlfriend Maddie Haley.
Memories: Daniel Mickelson’s girlfriend Maddie Haley mourns rising star who died suddenly on Sunday at age 23
“I don’t want it to be real. Words can’t even describe how I’m feeling right now. Last night I lost my best friend from all over the world. I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest. Daniel, you were the nicest person I have ever met, ”she wrote.
The nursing student has shared a number of photos and clips from her time with the actor she dated for about a year.
“You lit up every room with your infectious smile and never failed to please anyone.” There hasn’t been a day when you haven’t done everything you can to make me feel special and loved. I wish I could call you right away and hear you tell me everything will be fine. she added.
Her love: The nursing student shared a number of photos and clips from her time with the actor she dated for about a year
“You lit up every room with your infectious smile and never failed to please anyone.” There hasn’t been a day when you haven’t done everything you can to make me feel special and loved. Haley wrote
Touching tribute: Haley posted several photos and recordings of the actor to his Instagram account, which showcased their relationship over the past year
D&M clip shows Mickelson smiling as couple enjoy birthday picnic together
Haley also wrote that she wished their “plans to spend the rest of” their life together “weren’t canceled.”
“I wish I could tell you how much I love you and I wish I had the chance to say goodbye to you. I don’t know how I’m going to get through this, but I’m going to be strong for you because I know that’s what you would have wanted, ”she wrote.
She concluded her tribute by saying, “Everything I do now is for you. Now I have a Guardian Angel by my side for the rest of my life. I will make you so proud. I love you forever baby.
Daniel’s sister, Meredith, commented on the sweet post, writing: “He loved you more than anything and I love you more than anything ❤️.”
“I miss you so much”: Haley, a nursing student, shared a handful of fond memories of the actor
Cuddled: Another photo showed the couple with big smiles in bed together
Model and fashion designer Meredith announced the rising star’s death on Monday, posting a photo of them when they were children.
Meredith said her heart was “broken” and that she had lost her “brother, her best friend and the other half of my heart”.
On the post, Meredith wrote: “There was not one person I loved more on this earth. There are no words that can do him justice that I can write. To know him was love it.
“I don’t want it to be real. Words can’t even describe how I’m feeling right now. Last night I lost my best friend from all over the world. I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest. Daniel you were the nicest person I have ever met “she wrote
Heartbreaking: Mickelson’s younger sister, model Meredith Mickelson broke the devastating news of her death on July 4
Kaia Gerber paid celebrity tribute to Mikelson with emotional tribute to the late actor on her Instagram
Tragic: In her shared emotional tribute to her Instagram story, the model reflected on their close friendship and all the “laughs and happiness” he has brought to the world
“He was the happiest of the brightest smileys around and I’m so happy that God chose me to be his sister for all of his amazing life.”
Meredith’s comments section was inundated with messages from famous friends who were crying for Daniel.
“I love you forever big brother,” wrote 20-year-old Amelia Hamlin. “I can’t believe this is real.”
Patrick Schwarzenegger said he “prayed” for Meredith as she cried.
Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber paid celebrity tribute to Mickelson with a moving tribute to the late actor.
The 19-year-old model opened up about their close friendship and all of the “laughs and happiness” he has brought to this world over the past two decades in a candid Instagram story.
Sharing a screenshot of a FaceTime call, Kaia wrote, “I remember the time we sat on the couch and spent all day finding our own secret language that we kept talking every day. times we’ve seen each other. “
Gone too early: Many stars have paid tribute to the rising actor, after learning he tragically died aged 23 on Sunday
Heartbreaking: Among the first stars to pay homage to Daniel was Patrick Schwarzenegger, who said he was “praying” for his devastated sister Meredith
Tragic: Meredith’s comments were inundated with posts from celebrities including Paris Hilton and Madison Beer, mourning Daniel
She added, “I wish we could go back there. I wish we were still talking in phrases that probably annoy everyone but crack us up every time.
Gerber then confessed that she wished she could always FaceTime while she was sitting on the bathroom floor, because it’s “the only place” where she has Wi-Fi and she “never wanted to. miss a call from him ”.
‘Thank you for being the reason for so much laughter and happiness in the world. It won’t be the same without you here. I love you Daniel “, she concluded Monday evening.
The rising star, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, also starred in indie horror film The Killer Clown Meets the Candy Man (pictured)
Daniel Mickelson, 23, is best known for his appearance on the 2019 Mani TV series (pictured)