So Sad, ‘Waiting To Exhale’ Actor Mourns Death Of Ex-Wife & Mother Of His Kids

Posted On : March 21, 2017
Donald Faison
Donald Faison

Remember actor, Donald Faison? He’s one of those cats whose name you may not know, but because he’s made quite a name for himself throughout the years in acting, you remember his roles pretty well. From his many roles in films like Waiting To Exhale, Sugar Hill, and  Clueless, to the hit television show, Scrubs, Donald has been in the game for more than 20 years. But, like all celebrities, Donald has a personal life when the cameras aren’t rolling. In fact, his personal life recently took an unexpected turn for the worse.

Donald Faison with his then wife, Lisa Askey. Lisa passed away in March 2017.
Donald Faison with his then wife, Lisa Askey. Lisa passed away in March 2017.

According to US Weekly, Donald Faison’s ex-wife, Lisa Askey Faison, recently passed away. The actor took to Instagram with a touching tribute to Lisa. The photo captured their son, Dade, holding his mother’s hand. Donald included a heartfelt message to Lisa. He admitted although they didn’t always get along, she was always an amazing mother.

“My son Dade is very brave. Today he and his brother Kobe and sister Kaya lost their mother. Lisa Askey Faison,” Faison, 42, wrote. “She and I never really saw eye to eye but one thing we did share was our love for our children. RIP Lisa. You raised three beautiful children into fine adults and I am forever grateful for that. May god bless your soul with light and love.”

He also expressed shock and disbelief over her untimely death, but admitted he knows she’s in a better place. “I just wanted to say thank you so much mom! You have been there for me when I needed you most,” Dade wrote on his own Instagram account Wednesday. “I can’t believe it has come to this but I know you are in a better place right now. I love you with all my heart and one day we shall meet again. You worked so hard and never gave up no matter how hard times got. R.I.P mom and until next time! #RestInPeace #BestMom #Love.”

Despite Lisa being part of Donald’s romantic past, it’s obvious her death impacted him greatly. The two divorced back in 2005 after four years of marriage…


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