Nadine Lustre has finally spoken up about her brother Isaiah’s untimely demise.
The actress wrote a farewell message for him on her Instagram earlier today, October 13, Isaiah’s birthday.
“I’m gonna miss your face and miss hearing your corny jokes. I wish you stayed with us longer. I am keeping my promise and we will still travel the world together. No more crying. Happy Birthday Dude. Joyeux voyage, je t'aime frère,” she wrote.
Reports say that Isaiah was found early this week in his room with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital but did not survive his injuries.
In a separate post last night, October 12, Nadine also opened up about her own battle with depression.
“I have days when I have to put a mask on, smiling, numbing myself from negative emotions, too often I have already mastered the art of hiding it, I bet, you never even noticed it,” she said.
“Before you do something you will regret, think about all the great things that you can do in the future, people you will meet and places you travel to, the lives you will touch. I almost did it before and I’m so thankful that I didn't do it, because If I did, I wouldn't be living the life that I have now. Stay with us because life is beautiful.”
Despite revealing her vulnerabilities, Nadine still stood strong for her fans who are also experiencing the same thing.
“IT’S OKAY to be sad. IT’S OKAY to feel pain. IT’S OKAY to be vulnerable. We are made to have emotions. Don’t be afraid to let it out,” she said. “If you ever hit rock bottom, don’t be ashamed of opening up to your loved ones.”