Tyler Posey is honoring his late mom on what would’ve been her milestone 60th birthday.
On Wednesday, the Teen Wolf actor, 27, shared a photograph of himself sitting within the grass beside his mom Cyndi’s grave.
Tyler, who held a Corona beer in his hand, additionally sweetly introduced alongside one other bottle for his late mother and positioned it between the 2 bouquets close to her tombstone.
“Happy birthday mama! I love you! Big 60,” he captioned the somber Instagram shot. “Corona was extra delicious today.”
“Massive like to @itsbretjames and @sophiatali I love you guys,” Tyler added, giving a shout-out to his good friend Bret James and girlfriend Sophia Taylor Ali.
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Cyndi Garcia Posey died at age 55 in December 2014 after a four-year battle with breast most cancers.
Talking to PEOPLE in 2016, Tyler stated he and his household struggled for a very long time to deal with her loss.
“When my mom passed, it hit us hard,” he stated of Cyndi, who had homeschooled him and served as his enterprise supervisor when he was a toddler star filming films like Maid in Manhattan.
“She was my best friend,” Tyler continued, including that dropping his mom led him to lose “my sense of family.”
“She was the glue that held our family together,” he defined.
Struggling by the loss additionally led the Teen Wolf star to a battle with despair.
“Whenever I have too much downtime, I start to get sad,” he revealed.
Happy birthday to the love of my life. love you mama
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After spending a very long time in a “dark place” following Cyndi’s dying, which got here simply months after Tyler ended his engagement to his childhood sweetheart, the actor dove head-first into work — a choice that he stated in the end saved him.
Moreover performing, internet hosting, and dabbling in music, Posey turned a producer at the start Teen Wolf‘s fifth season and directed an episode throughout season 6.
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Since then, Tyler has additionally starred in Jane the Virgin, Elena of Avalor, Sherwood, Now Apocalypse and Scream: The TV Collection.
“Keeping busy keeps me sane,” he instructed PEOPLE. “I want to put everything in my career.”
Although the yr he misplaced his mother was devastating, Posey stated he was capable of finding the silver lining.
She thinks I got a big head. Hers is just tiny I’m constantly trying to figure myself out and the impact I have on the world and people. I want to make such a difference but it’s hard trying to verbalize how I want to do it. I want to relate to everyone through my experiences and show the world there are no tiers and we’re all equal as far as I’m concerned. But that’s hard to say because I’ve had somewhat of a privileged life. But I don’t want it sometimes. It puts me in a position that seems to put myself on a pedestal. But I’m realizing I want to use that position I’m in for something great. And something bigger than myself. I’ve had sort of a confusing journey. But I’ve got to start somewhere #DontTakeYourself2seriously
A post shared by Tyler Posey (@tylerposey58) on Apr 8, 2019 at 5:52pm PDT
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“ has really changed me,” he stated. “But I like who I’ve become. I’m growing every single day. After everything I’ve been through, I’ve realized I can do anything I put my mind to. And I want to do it all.”
A part of that silver lining included discovering happiness in his private life when he began courting 23-year-old Gray’s Anatomy actress, Ali, in 2017.
“I’ve found someone worth it,” Tyler wrote in an Instagram put up in January 2018. “That is to soph and everybody in my life, I love you all a lot. F— yeah ”