This has been a year of ultimate highs and ultimate lows for Louis Tomlinson. At the beginning of 2016, he welcomed a baby boy into the world, little Freddie. But now, in a heartbreaking turn, Louis has lost his mother Johannah Deakin to leukemia at just 42 years old. Fans have been sending Louis condolences and messages of support since the news came out, and his One Direction band members, Liam Payne and (former 1D-er) Zayn Malik, are among those sending their love to Louis.

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Zayn took to Twitter to reach out to Louis saying, “love you bro! All of your family is in my prayers. proud of your strength and know your mum is too x” Oof.

Liam Payne snapped a pic of his sentiment and posted it to Instagram saying, “Louis, I’m so sorry for you my brother my heart aches for you, just know I love you the same from a million miles away as I do right next to you. I’m always here for you as you have been for me. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this incredibly sad time I can’t begin to imagine what you are all going through. Rip Johanna you are forever in my thoughts.”

Though it’s always heartbreaking to lose a loved one, it’s nice to know that Louis has friends he can lean on during this difficult time.

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(h/t Teen Vogue; photo via Dave M. Benett/Getty)