Young actor Gaten Matarazzo who is popular all across for his character as Dustin Henderson from ‘Stranger Things’ was left heartbroken after learning the sudden demise of his cousin brother, Joey. The actor’s cousin lost his life after a fatal car accident on Tuesday. The deceased was just 19 years of age.
Yesterday, Gaten Matarazzo took to his Instagram handle to pay tribute to his late cousin. The actor penned an emotional note and also shared a couple of adorable pictures from their childhood.
Gaten Matarazzo’s note read, ” It’s hard to find the right words in moments like this. My cousin Joey passed away this morning after a terrible car accident. He had just recently turned 19. He was such an important figure in my life and the lives of my entire family. I grew up with him and loved him like he was my brother. I love you bud. I will cherish the memories made with you for the rest of my life. There were plenty of tears today, but I know that once they dry we will look back with only smiles on our faces.”
Gaten Matarazzo also shared some fond memories which he had with his cousin, as he further added, ” And even now I can’t help but giggle at the little memories that seemed so minuscule just two days ago, but mean so much more now. The little things seem to flood my head more than I ever thought they would. Like when I kicked your ass at ping pong two weeks ago or when we played violent video games without telling my mom when we were younger and when you, Carmen, and I would fight over the top bunk until we gave up and all slept on it. I love you. I miss you. Rest well. ❤”
Talking about Gaten Matarazzo starrer Stranger Things, post the huge success of the first three seasons, the fourth season which went on floors in early March has been put on halt due to the global pandemic.