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The legendary “Dukes Of Hazzard” star John Schneider has made the tragic announcement that his beloved wife Alicia Allain has passed away at the age of 53. 

Allain Passes Away

Daily Mail reported that while an official cause of death has not been released, Allain was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2019 and was told at the time that she only had a few years to live. Her obituary states that she passed away “at her home surrounded by her family as she took her last breath on Tuesday, February 21, 2023.”

Schneider, 62, took to Facebook to pay tribute to his beloved wife, who he often referred to by the nickname “Smile.”

“My beautiful Smile is pain free, living in her new body alongside Jesus,” he wrote, going on to add, “hug those you love tight and let them know how you feel. We always did.”

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Schneider’s ‘Unimaginable Sorrow’

Schneider later took to Facebook once again to open up about the grief that he is feeling right now. 

“This is a time of unimaginable sorrow for me,” he wrote. “Grief is much too small a word. I’ve heard [it] said that ‘with great love comes great sorrow.’ I had no idea what that meant until now. Alicia was the fuel that ran my biggest dreams. The inspiration behind every creative thought. The very fabric of my soul. The glue that held me together. I miss her more than any words could possibly describe.”

“Pain is too small a word. Grief is too small a word. Love itself is too small a word,” he continued, going on to ask fans and friends to “pray for the strength of myself and my beautiful family to endure these most trying of times.”

“Should you see me out there somewhere on the stage or in line at a coffee shop please don’t ask me how I am,” he stated. “The answer is ‘broken’ and it’s currently too difficult for me fathom and certainly to painful to verbalize.”

“Bare with me down this rutted and treacherous road I never dreamed I’d have to travel. Be patient with my unimaginable process,” Schneider concluded. “Thank you Lord for sharing the gift of Alicia with me. I‘ll never be the same and I know that, somehow, we are still and will always be the ‘Team To Beat.'”

Check out Schneider and Allain’s 2019 wedding in the video below.

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Allain’s Life And Diagnosis

Born in Louisiana in 1969, Alicia Allain was an actress who appeared in movies like Leather Jackets, Caged Fear, Almost Hollywood and Auto Focus. She went on to create her own entertainment company called Maven Entertainment, and she produced nearly 20 films from 1995 to 2022, with two projects still set to be released.

Allain began dating Schneider back in 2015, and they married four years later in September of 2019. They produced several small-budget films together before making the transition to music, creating over 100 songs together with each other. 

Allain and Schneider went public with her breast cancer diagnosis in 2020.

“This past Memorial Day I was diagnosed with stage 4 HER2 negative cancer,” she said at the time, with Schneider adding, “She was three years into a five-year shelf life.”

Allain ‘Was A Force’

Allain revealed that she only learned that she had breast cancer when the disease began manifesting itself on her skin.

“I went into like a speed course of reading what path I was going to take,” she said. “I decided to do keto for cancer, CBD oil and then ground myself in minerals. I got into a really rigid regime.”

Allain’s obituary states that she “was a force that inspired others, she was kind and generous to all she met. She always put herself last.”

“She was very protective of her parents,” it continued. “She was mama bear that protected all her cubs. She was a fighter until the end. Alicia will be missed might.”

Aside from Schneider, Allain is survived by a daughter from a previous marriage, and by her parents. Please join us in saying a prayer for her family and friends during this difficult time. 

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