Australian model Robyn Lawley shared tragic news on her Instagram on Wednesday night. She shared that her father had lost his battle with cancer, reported PEOPLE.
In an emotional tribute, she wrote “Because it’s a bittersweet symphony….that’s life… Dad I love you and already miss you so much, I’m glad I was by your side…..if I could even be as half as good as you I would be proud."
Alongside her touching post, she shared a photo of herself was a child sitting on her dad's lap.
The model is only 29-years-old, which is a young age to lose a parent. Many fellow models and people who work in the industry sent their condolences.
Lawley has modeled for the Sports Illustrated Swim Issue. As part of her career, she's been an advocate for body positivity and diversity in the fashion industry.
“When you have to lose a lot of weight for modeling, you’re not strong and you’re not healthy, it’s like the exact opposite,” said Lawley, who is mother to a four-year-old girl. “So for me, I really want to make sure my daughter feels good and looks healthy and is happy with that.”
The model has also been open about her battle with lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome. She also had a scary accident when she fell down stairs after suffering from a seizure.
“There’s a reason I was public about my lupus and aps [antiphospholipid syndrome] diagnosis from the starts, a lifelong incurable (for now) condition I didn’t know what I or still am in for,” the model said.
“I unfortunately had a seizure on my staircase, I fell from over 7ft and landed on my face. I suppose it’s ironic that I’m a model, however I’m grateful I didn’t break my neck. I’ve managed to come full circle with that gratefulness, and luck. I could of had it holding my daughter for example, or I could be in a wheelchair, or not breathing at all,” Lawley continued. “With fashion week coming soon I wanted to acknowledge my new lighting bolt scar on my forehead (aka official wizard now) lip and chin. As the scars fade, apart of me wants nothing to do with them and a part of me wants to embrace them. They make us who we are. Plus wearing daily makeup to cover my face is something I do not do.”
She concluded, “Life isn’t all rainbows. I’ve found strength the past few months following people who are brave to share their physical and emotional ongoing battles.”
Please join us in praying for Lawley has she deals with the loss of her father. May God give her healing and peace.