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Naomie Olindo Of ‘Southern Charm’ Loses Father To Esophageal Cancer

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Naomie Olindo of Southern Charm lost her beloved father, Joel Olindo, on Friday. The twenty-six-year-old posted on Instagram saying, “I lost a piece of my heart last Friday. After privately fighting esophageal cancer for 12 excruciating months, my dad lost the only fight he’s ever lost.”

She went on to say he died peacefully surrounded by all those who loved him. Olindo said she missed him even before he passed. Naomie sympathized with others whose family members and loved ones are suffering from cancer. She said, “if someone you love is fighting this horrible disease, please know my heart is with you and it truly aches for you.”

Naomie Olindo Invited Others To Celebrate His Life

Naomie Olindo invited those who wished to come to his wake. It will be held on January 4th at the family restaurant in Charleston, SC, Nico. She said, “if he impacted your life in a tiny way or in a big way, we would love to see you there to celebrate my dad, the most amazing person I have ever known. Fans know Joel because he was on the show several times after his daughter joined Southern Charm.

Her co-stars and fellow Bravo network friends shared their support and sympathy. Shep Rose said, “so sorry to hear this. Best to you and your family.” Cameran Eubanks posted her condolences as well. Katie Maloney of Vanderpump Rules said, “sending my love to you and your family.”

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I lost a piece of my heart last Friday. After privately fighting esophageal cancer for 12 excruciating months, my dad lost the only fight he’s ever lost. He died peacefully surrounded by people that loved him more than words can explain. I missed him before he was even gone, and I can’t imagine what this road will be like. If someone you love is fighting this horrible disease, please know my heart is with you and it truly aches for you. There aren’t really words for this pain but I’m very thankful for the kindness and love our friends and family have shown my mom and me during the most difficult time of our life. A wake will be held in Joel’s honor on Saturday 1/4 at Nico from 11-1. If he impacted your life in a tiny way or in a big way, we would love to see you there to celebrate my dad, the most amazing person I have ever known 💙

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This Was One Of The Reality Star’s Biggest Fears

A couple of years ago when Naomie was on Stassi Schroeder’s podcast, Straight Up With Stassi she talked about her fears. She said one of her biggest fears was losing a parent according to US Weekly. Naomie Olindo said, “I am scared of everything, this is true, but because I’m scared of everything, I have to be really brave and face all my fears.”

She says that actually helps her be more confident because she forces herself to be. She said, “I don’t know. I’m just a worry-wart, that’s who I am. My mom is the same way. I’ll stress about anything.” Naomie has found herself facing her worst fear. Naomie said, “There aren’t really words for this pain but I’m very thankful for the kindness and love our friends and family have shown my mom and me during the most difficult time of our life.”

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