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Cornelia Frances' son shares beautiful photo in "loving memory" of his mum

Cornelia passed away in 2018 after a long battle with cancer.

By Anita Lyons
The son of late Home and Away star Cornelia Frances, Lawrence Eastland, has shared a touching tribute to his mum on Instagram.
Next to a candid never-before-seen photograph of the pair, he captioned the post: "In loving memory of my mum," followed by a smiling love heart emoji.
Fans of the star took to the post, leaving heartfelt comments about their relationship.
"Loveley foto ,Great memory's💗💗 [sic]" one fan wrote.
"I stuck with H&A for years knowing Morag could pop back at anytime. Such a big miss, one of a kind ❤️," another wrote.
While another said: "Aw your Mum was awesome."
Cornelia Frances and her son, Lawrence. (Source: Instagram/neonlolly)
Lawrence is the only son of the star, who tragically died in May 2018 after a long battle with cancer, and regularly posts photos of his mum to his account.
Back in May this year, one year since Cornelia, 77, passed away, he took to his social media page to share another heartwarming tribute to the late actress.
In the sweet photograph, Lawrence is shown wrapping his mum in a hug as the two smile at the camera.
"One year ago today I held your hands as you passed away, it was one of the biggest days of my life and not a single second has gone by with out me missing you insanely. I still feel you around me my dear beautiful mum! Lost but never forgotten. ," Lawrence captioned his snap.
"Lost but never forgotten": Cornelia Frances' tribute to his late mum will bring a tear to your eye. (Image: Instagram/neonlolly)
Last year, Lawrence spoke exclusively to Woman's Day and revealed that during her final months battling cancer, Cornelia really showed her toughest side.
"Mum's specialists were stunned by her fighting spirit. She went into palliative care in February, before passing away peacefully last Monday around midday," he said.
"I was by her side, holding her hand when she took her last breath. She slipped away in her sleep. It was serene. There was no pain. I feel relieved that Mum is finally at peace."
Shortly after her death, Lawrence shared a deeply personal photograph of his mum a week before her death resting in her hospital bed, and the image went viral.
"A very personal photo of my mum during one of her resting moments, she is so peaceful, soft and serene. I truly love this woman. THIS IS NOT A PICTURE OF MUM WHEN SHE HAD PASSED AWAY, IT WAS TAKEN A WEEK BEFORE SHE PAST," he wrote.
Lawrence shared this intimate snap of his mother taken a week before her passing. (Image: Instagram/neonlolly)
Cornelia went public with her cancer battle in January 2018, just five months before her death.
After undergoing chemo and radiation treatment, the cancer metastasised in Cornelia's spine and she spent the final months of her life in palliative care.
Not only does she leave behind her son Lawrence and granddaughter Tipani, but also an inspirational legacy as an Australian icon on the silver screen.
The actress was best known for her television roles including Morag Bellingham on Home and Away and host of the quiz series The Weakest Link.

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