John Ventimiglia and his family mourn the loss of their 25-year-old daughter, Odele Cape. The soprano graduate’s wife, Belinda Ventimiglia, announced her death on Facebook over the weekend, including details of Odele’s funeral in Brooklyn on Thursday .
“It is heartbreaking to post the obituary of our beloved Audrey,” she wrote. “Her sister Lucinda and I have been touched by the messages of support and love we have received and how grateful you are for reminding Odell of so many people.” She added, “Audrey is deeply loved , which leaves a huge void in our lives.” The cause of death was not disclosed, and representatives for Ventimiglia did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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Her sister Lucinda also paid tribute to Audelle, sharing throwback photos of her sister on Instagram throughout her life.
“Words will never be enough to express the grief we all feel,” she wrote. “I love my little sister so much and will spend the rest of my life trying to find her,” Lucinda continued. “My family and I are so grateful for all the care and support that has been given during this impossible time.” time. Her meaning to so many people has never been clearer. Sending love to all who are trying to cope with loss – take care of each other and keep Audelle on your mind. “
Belinda shared a link to the family’s GoFundMe page for Odele’s daughter and asked, “We’re doing a fundraiser for Shiloh’s future college expenses in lieu of flowers.”
Ventimiglia’s Soprano co-star Steven Van Zant and his wife Maureen were also among those who expressed their support. “Love and condolences, Maureen and Stevie Van Zandt,” they commented, along with a $500 donation.
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Odell is survived by her father John, mother Belinda, sister Lucinda and daughter Shiloh. The funeral was held on Thursday at the Old First Reformed Church in Brooklyn, New York.