Actor Chris Salvatore, who took in his suffering neighbor, mourns her passing

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Last month, we told you about Chris Salvatore, the openly gay actor who had taken in his 89-year-old neighbor Norma Cook (and her cat Hermes.)

Suffering from leukemia and pneumonia, Norma moved into her friend’s home in late 2016.

The 31-year-old Eating Out star managed to raise $50,000 towards her ongoing care.

Related: Gay actor Chris Salvatore has decided to take in his suffering, elderly neighbor

According to a statement Salvatore posted this morning, Norma passed away today at the age of 89:

It’s with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier this morning the world lost a truly inspiring, beautiful woman.

Norma is now resting peacefully in the eternal and while she may no longer physically be with us, her spirit will continue to fill the hearts of so many people.

Perhaps Norma’s lasting legacy is that her story helped the world to see the true meaning of love.

Norma reminded me that we all are created to love and all desire to be loved.

This year Norma has helped the world see the true meaning of Valentine’s Day.

To love another is not about living struggle-free or never experiencing hurt or loss, but to fully and deeply open our hearts to one another without fear.

Each of us is lovable even with all of our differences. Love has no boundaries. May you rest in peace my sweet sweet lady, Norma. ??

They had been friends for many years, and Norma even occasionally helped him cruise Grindr, as any good neighbor would.

Related: WATCH: Chris Salvatore Cruises Grindr With Octogenarian Gal Pal Norma

h/t: Pink News