“Lori Butler, my mom, my hero, & my best friend passed away this morning. Lets all celebrate her. I love you and will miss you every day Mom,” the 23-year-old actor wrote.
Gina Hudgens, the mom of his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens, also tweeted her sympathies, writing, “Lori, RIP. You’ll be forever alive in our hearts & mind. You’ll always be our angel in heaven watching over us. U will be missed!”
Our deepest sympathies are going out to Austin and his family during this difficult time.