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Man Who Was Caring For Elderly Neighbor Announces Her Passing In Beautiful Heartfelt Tribute

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A Los Angeles man who has been caring for his elderly neighbor over the past few years revealed she has passed away.

Chris Salvatore made the announcement on Wednesday, posting a beautiful photo of his 89-year-old friend on Instagram along with a touching tribute. He wrote:

"It's with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier this morning the world lost a truly inspiring, beautiful woman. Norma is now resting peacefully in the eternal and while she may no longer physically be with us, her spirit will continue to fill the hearts of so many people."

The two had been neighbors in West Hollywood, California when doctors told Norma Cook she needed 24-hour at-home care — so the 30-year-old actor and singer stepped up to be her primary caretaker and take on her power of attorney.

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Cook, who was diagnosed with leukemia 10 years ago, was only given months to live and had no immediate family in the area.

Salvatore was determined to make her feel "so loved" — and the duo became inseparable over the last four years of Cook's life.

Such an amazing story of love and friendship. Our hearts go out to Norma's loved ones — especially Chris — who are reeling over this loss.

Read his full post (below):

It's with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier this morning the world lost a truly inspiring, beautiful woman. Norma is now resting peacefully in the eternal and while she may no longer physically be with us, her spirit will continue to fill the hearts of so many people. Perhaps Norma's lasting legacy is that her story helped the world to see the true meaning of love. Norma reminded me that we all are created to love and all desire to be loved. This year Norma has reminded us what Valentine's Day is all about. To love another is not about living struggle free or never experiencing hurt or loss, but to fully and deeply open our hearts to one another without fear. Each of us is lovable even with all of our differences. Love has no boundaries. May you rest in peace my sweet sweet lady, Norma. ❤️A post shared by Chris Salvatore (@chrissalvatore) on Feb 15, 2017 at 2:00pm PST

[Image via Chris Salvatore/Instagram.]

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