The nine-year-old son of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s model friend has mysteriously been found dead, the family said.
Kelly McKee Zajfen, 42, made the heartbreaking announcement on Instagram last Friday after son George was reportedly found “unresponsive” in their home, The Sun reported.
“My world is shattered into a million pieces,” the former model and businesswoman said.
“I have little ability to breathe. Walk. Function. Sit. Stand. You were the light of my life.
“Your smile made the room so bright and your heart was the most perfect and sweetest.”
Zajfen wrote that she will “try hard for your beautiful twin sister”.
The co-founder of Alliance of Moms has a surviving daughter who has a cardiac condition and wears a pacemaker.
“George had no heart problems that they were aware of. Nobody knows what happened right now,” an anonymous family friend told DailyMail.com.
The nine-year-old was tragically found “unresponsive” at home and the cause of death remains a mystery, the source said.
“They’re still waiting on the autopsy results,” the source said.
“I don’t even think she (Kelly) knows right now. He was just found unresponsive.
“It’s hard to believe that it’s him when, of course, it’s his sister who has had a heart condition since she was two years old.”
Friends Meghan and Harry donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe made in George’s honour under their children’s names.
The money gained in the fundraiser will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Meghan met Zajfen through her ex-husband Trevor Engelson, who also donated to the GoFundMe, a source told the Daily Mail.
Engelson is said to be friends with Zajfen’s entertainment lawyer husband Julian.
Another friend told the Mail that Meghan and Zajfen stayed connected through her philanthropy community Alliance of Moms.
Actresses Kristen Bell and JoAnna Garcia Swisher are among the many women who are involved with Zajfen’s philanthropic project.
George’s tragic death comes just days after the mourning mother posted photos of her two children sporting new backpacks.
A couple of weeks ago, Zajfen also shared heartwarming photos of her daughter carrying George on a piggyback ride.
“You left this Earth and left behind so many people who loved you,” Zajfen said in the tragic post announcing George’s death.
“I don’t know how I’m able to go on. How I can function.
“How I can be the light and have joy ever again but I’m going to try. Try hard for your beautiful sister.”
Zajfen said funeral arrangements are being made and the family is expected to provide more details as they come.
This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced with permission
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