RHOC Alum Lauri Peterson’s Son Josh Waring Has Passed Away at 35, See Her Sweet Tribute to Him

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Very heartbreaking news to report as Josh Waring, the son of the Real Housewives of Orange County alum Lauri Peterson, has passed away at the age of 35.

Just moments ago, Lauri took to her Instagram page to announce that Josh died on Easter Sunday.

“It is with a shattered heart that I write this post to let you know that my sweet Josh left this earth Easter Sunday,” shared Lauri on April 6.

She continued, “No one can ever prepare you for this feeling of such deep loss. Every fiber in my body hurts. Josh fought every single day for most of his adult life, for his life, but this past Sunday, the challenge was too great.”

Lauri then went on to describe the kind of person Josh was.

“Even during adult hardship, Josh continued to maintain his sense of humor, continued to be optimistic, continued to be kind to others, defended those that were unable to defend themselves and continued to love his family so so much! He received the most joy, pride and purpose through his daughter Kennady and watching her grow and thrive over the years,” she wrote.

Lauri also shed some light on substance abuse issues, something Josh struggled with throughout his adult life in addition to his run-ins with the law, as she thanked those who tried to help him over the years.

Lauri Peterson poses with her son Josh Waring

“Thank you to all of the people that have tried to help Josh along the way. I am witness to many Angels on earth. Not everyone understands those suffering from substance abuse disorder, but I am forever grateful for your understanding and the impact you made on his life. I also thank those who have supported me through this journey and offering kind words of encouragement by sharing their stories of living with substance abuse disorder and the many parents that have shared their stories over the years with me about the children they have sadly lost due to this illness,” shared Lauri.

Lastly, she shared some sweet words for her son.

She wrote, “Josh I love you so much and I will miss you terribly! I will forever be your “Mama Bear & Mama Dukes” and every time the clock turns to 11:11, I will expect your call to tell me to make a wish! What will I wish for now? My heart is with you and I pray you have found the peace that you so deserve. Heaven has gained the coolest angel and you have gained your freedom at last sweet boy. Love always and forever, Mom ❤️❤️🤍🤍 Joshua-Michael Phillip Waring 12/20/88-3/31/24.”

Lauri welcomed Josh in 1988, followed by daughters Ashley and Sophie. Josh is also survived by his young daughter, 11-yr-old Kennady.

RIP Joshua.