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It was a very sad weekend for Zendaya and Bella Thorne: Chris Thompson, the creator of the Disney Channel show they starred in together, Shake It Up, passed away. Both actresses took to Instagram to share personal photos with Chris and touching, emotional messages about how he forever changed their lives.
"Last night we lost an amazing, talented and loving man," Zendaya shared on Instagram on Saturday, along with her precious photo. "Thank you CT for always being there, for giving me my first role and creating beautiful memories I will always be thankful for. I will miss you, but I know you're in heaven finally at peace. #ourcomedicangel."
RIP to my good friend Chris Thompson, mentor and creator of Shake It Up," Bella shared along with her own photo. "You were like a dad to me at an early age and protected me through many years. I will love and miss you always."
Our hearts are with everyone who knew Chris, and we're so grateful that he was able to share so many wonderful shows with us in his time. Send your thoughts for Chris' on- and off-set families by commenting below.