Young and Restless' Mishael Morgan 'letting the light in' after family tragedy

Ashley Bautista April 10, 2022
Young and Restless' Mishael Morgan 'letting the light in' after family tragedy

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Last month, five members of Mishael Morgan’s family were killed in a tragic fire at their Canadian home.

Best-known for her role as Hilary Curtis and Amanda Sinclair in The Young And The Restless, the Trinidadian-Canadian star has been acting since 2008. However, she shot to fame in the CBS American soap opera.

The TV star shared the devastating news with fans that members of her family had died in the house fire.

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Mishael gives update after tragic news

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On 28 March 2022, a fire broke out in the home of Mishael’s in-laws in Brampton Ontario, Canada. Her husband’s brother Nazir, his wife Raven Alisha Ali-O’Dea, and their children Alaia, Jayden and Layla all died.

Mishael shared the news on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, and revealed she was in “absolute disbelief”. She also warned followers to “appreciate every moment and remember another day is never guaranteed”.

Her post has surpassed more than 8,000 likes and hundreds of comments were left offering condolences.

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Mishael is ‘letting the light in’ as she remembers loved ones

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The actress has taken to her social accounts to thank followers for the messages of support she has received in such difficult days. In her most recent Instagram post, she dedicated a few words to her family and fans.

The caption reads: ”Letting the light in. My family has been through the unimaginable and yet we stand. Never forgetting our loved ones but looking to a future filled with their light and love.”

Mishael also thanked fans, family, and friends for their messages as well as Sony, the Young And Restless cast, and the CBS team who had sent her their support.

”I will not only remember this as a time of tragedy but also as a moment when I witnessed the truest, selfless, unconditional love of the human soul,” she wrote.

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GoFundMe page surpasses donation goal

Bismah Ali, Navil’s sister and Mishael’s sister-in-law, set up a GoFundMe page after the blaze to raise money so the family could cover the costs of funerals.

”As a family, we are devastated to lose two generations in a blink of an eye. Our hearts are broken as we mourn a loss that we can never replace,” the GoFundMe reads.

In 11 days the page raised almost C$90,000 ($72,000; £55,000) – well beyond its initial goal of C$20,000. If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, click here.

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Ashley is a journalism graduate from Kingston University, currently writing for HITC, Reality Titbit and The Focus. She loves to travel and learn new languages and cultures. She also has an interest in celebrity news and the entertainment world. When she’s not writing, she’s on social media, watching K-dramas or shopping.