We previously reported that Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott’s 5-month-old son, Zen, has passed away.
According to TMZ, Zen passed away from a brain tumor. Nick says things took a turn for the worse around Thanksgiving, and the tumor began to grow very quickly. The talk show host says he spent this last weekend in California with his son, and on Sunday they took a trip to the ocean where Nick held Zen for the last time and he died soon after.
Around 2 months old, Zen started to develop what appeared to be a sinus issue. Doctors said fluid had started to build up in Zen’s head, and they discovered a tumor, which required immediate surgery.
Alyssa shared a tribute video to her late son via Instagram. She captioned the video, “oh my sweet Zen. The soreness I felt in my arm from holding you is slowly fading away. It’s a painful reminder that you are no longer here. I caught myself looking in the backseat as I was driving only to see the mirror no longer reflecting your perfect face back at me. When I close a door too loudly I hold my breath and wince knowing a soft cry will shortly follow. It doesn’t come. The silence is deafening. These last 5 months we have been in this race together. We would hand the baton off to each other. You kept me going. It would be the middle of the night and you would smile at me. A surge of energy would fill my body and pure joy would radiate from within me. We were a team, both determined to see it through. It feels unbearable running without you now. I can’t. And in this moment I feel myself being carried. By your sister.. By God. By complete strangers encouraging me to not give up . It has been an honor and privilege being your mommy.. I will love you for eternity. 6•23•21 – 12•5•21”
See the full post below.