How sad. Jim Edmonds’ first wife, LeAnn Edmonds Horton, just 45 years old, has lost her battle with cancer.
Jim Edmonds, 45, has lost his first wife, LeAnn Edmonds Horton, to cancer. Although the couple were divorced, her failing health was chronicled on the most recent season of The Real Housewives of Orange County as his current wife, Meghan King Edmonds, 30, struggled to co-parent their teenage daughter, Haley, 17. Sadly, the family is now in mourning over losing LeAnn.
LeAnn died on Wednesday, July 22, after a long battle with cancer. Her death was confirmed on Instagram by her loving daughter, Haley, whose caption reveals she is absolutely devastated over losing her mother. Just one look at her Instagram account reveals that she and LeAnn shared a bond unlike any other.
“Early this morning I lost the most important person in my life,” Haley captioned a beautiful undated photo of herself laughing with her mom on the beach. “I’m so blessed to have had these past 17 years with you. But that will never be enough for me. I can’t imagine my life without you and I never imagined this day would come.”
Haley’s tribute to LeAnn continued, “You were an inspiration to everyone who knew you and I will aspire to be everything you were. You truly lived life to the fullest and were such a fighter. The memories we made will forever be instilled in me and I’ll never forget the good times we had. You were not only my mom, but my best friend. Thank you for everything you’ve thought me and for the wisdom you’ve given me. I will never ever stop loving you. Life won’t be easy without you but I know you will be with me every step of the way.”
Our thoughts and prayers remain with LeAnn’s family and friends during this difficult time.
— Lauren Cox