Carson Daly Recalls Devastating Story of His Mother’s Unexpected Death
Carson Daly took to Instagram this week to share the story of his mother Pattie’s unexpected death four years ago, while his stepfather was battling cancer. The Voice host posted a photo of his family on Instagram, as well as the last text he received from his mom.
Carson Daly Posts About His Mother’s Unexpected Death
Daly recalls visiting his parents in Palm Desert, California, the day before the Emmys, where they were dealing with “an out the blue end stage cancer diagnosis for my dad.” He added that his stepfather Richard, whom he called Pops, was “in rough shape,” and it was taking a toll on his mom.
The host shares that he sent his mom a text when he got to his hotel, and she responded. His mother ended up passing away of a heart attack four hours later. Daly was woken up by a call from his sister, and he initially thought it was about their stepfather.
Daly shared his final text exchange with his mother, in which she calls him “the best son on the planet earth” and thanks him for “all you did and do to make our lives better and to make us so proud of you.”
“I’m so grateful that I have this last exchange to look at,” Daly wrote. “You can feel her love in her words (and emojis).”
Daly’s Stepfather Passed Away Not Long After His Mom
Daly shared that his stepfather sadly passed away six weeks after his mother. His sister Quinn moved across the country with her family so that they could live a few blocks apart. As Daly wrote, she did this “because clearly, life is too short & family is EVERYTHING.”
He shared his belief that “God struck a deal with mom” that if she went to heaven, “I’ll make sure your children’s families grow up together, close, tight, making new happy memories every single day just blocks away from each other…all your kids & grandkids in the same town.”
Daly finished his post with a heartfelt message to his followers, saying, “Hug and kiss those you love today, you never know when God struck a deal.”