Tyler Cameron details his emotional struggle following the sudden death of his mother

Former Bachelorette star Tyler Cameron opened up about struggling with grief, after losing his mother Andrea Cameron to a brain aneurysm in March.

The 27-year-old model shared an Instagram photo of himself in the ocean with a smile across his face and a harrowing caption about fighting to heal on Thursday evening. 

'Life's been dark, life's been tough, life has seemed like a continuous beat down at times lately. One thing after another,' he told his 2.3 Instagram followers. 'But one thing I do know, life is still beautiful.' 

He explained: 'My life has been dark ever since I've felt the coldness of death. I ain't been right. Simple as that.'  

'There's only one way out into the light and that is to fight, heal, fight, heal, and fight some more,' he added, before revealing his process is to continue to 'lead with love.'

The Barkitecture host maintained he plans to keep pushing his way through heartbreak with a smile on his face, which he hopes will radiate off others. 

'I smile so those around me can smile. I smile because I want you to smile. I love those who support me and those who don't because I'll always lead with love,' he concluded. 

His unreserved and sincere post has garnered more than 352,500 likes and a number of comments from fans, who can relate to his loss. 

Additionally, many members of the Bachelor Nation family poured in with loving comments, including Dylan Barbour, Cassie Randolph and Kelley Flanagan. 

At the end of May, he posted a birthday tribute to his late mother, who would have turned 56. 

He announced her passing by sharing a photo of the family holding Andrea's hand as she lay in the hospital.

'Today heaven gained an angel,' Tyler captioned the photo. 'We will love and miss our mother dearly. She

will live on through us and through those that she has had an impact on.

'While we grieve, we ask for two things: First, tell those you love that you love them; and second, please let us take this time to celebrate her life in private. Thank you for all of your love and support.'

After her death, he told ET the 'most important thing' was being grateful for the years they had together.  

Tyler catapulted to super stardom after appearing on Hannah Brown's season of The Bachelorette last year.  

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