Mourning a friend. Tori SpellingScout Masterson, 48, died suddenly. Scout was one of the many celebrities who are grieving.
“Yesterday we lost a loving husband, kind friend, a good son, and an amazing parent. Scouty, we will miss you so much. 💔,” Bill Horn, Masterson’s husband, shared via Instagram on Monday, September 12.
Spelling, 49, and his husband Dean McDermott named Masterson and Horn godparents and affectionately called the men “Guncles” to their five children: Liam, 15, Stella, 14, Finn and Hattie, both 10 and Beau, 5.
Masterson and Horn shared a daughter Simone (12 years old) and a son Bosley (8 years). They also launched Hold My Hand in 2011, an adoption mentoring service.
They appeared with the “9021OMG” podcast host on her reality shows, Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. Spelling even officiated Masterson and Horn’s 2009 commitment ceremony. They were legally married three days later, after the Supreme Court revoked the Defense of Marriage Act.
Tiffani ThiessenHe was one of the few people who attended the courthouse ceremony. The Saved by the Bell alum, 48, shared a heartfelt tribute on her own social media profile after learning of the Masterson’s death.
“This family needs lots of love right now. My dear friend Scout left this world way too soon and we are utterly heartbroken,” Thiessen wrote via Instagram on Monday. “It’s hard for me to express how I am feeling because I’m not sure I can fully comprehend that he is gone. He was one of those people who made you feel special and loved. He loved big. His heart was huge. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for anyone. Please PLEASE send huge love to Bill, Scout’s mother Nana and these two beautiful children. They are broken and in pain and they need your love and support right now. 💔.”
Masterson, who spent more than 20 years in Hollywood, was well-known by Hollywood stars. In Horn’s Instagram comments, Sarah Michelle Gellar wrote, “I’m still at such a loss for words. My life is better because I knew @scoutmasterson.”
Denise Richards added, “I am beyond heartbroken the girls are too. We love you guys so very much. I’m still in shock & will be for a long time. We love you. I’ll tell you the rest privately. ❤️ 🙏🏻.”
Phaedra Parks called Masterson “a ray of light that illuminated goodness and grace,” and said, “My sons and I are praying for your peace, comfort and renewed joy. We love y’all 💕🙏🏾🕊.”
Teddi Mellencamp shared her condolences as well: “My heart is breaking for you and your family. Sending you so much love. Please let us know anything you need.”