Julianne Moore shares heartbreaking tribute after loss of close friend

The Oscar-winning actress spoke about the importance of mental health

Julianne Moore took to social media to pay a heartbreaking tribute to her former manager and industry colleague Chris Huvane, who died by suicide earlier this month.

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The actress shared a picture of him alongside a heart-wrenching write-up she'd penned, talking of his legacy and struggles with mental health.

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She wrote: "It seems impossible that Chris Huvane is not here anymore. Since I learned of his death there is not a day that goes by when I don't reflect on how enormous his pain must have been, and how wrenching his loss is to his beloved family."

Julianne spoke warmly of his personality as well, adding: "Chris was a bright light and someone who brought out the best in everyone around him. He had a gift for friendship - his intelligence and his warm radiated from him and made others feel cared for and seen.

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"Chris was authentic, kind, hard working, dependable and loving. When I first met him as a very young man I was so struck by his capability and maturity- I loved being with him and working with him. His loss is devastating."


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Julianne paid an emotional tribute to Chris Huvane

She further expressed her condolences to the family and talked of their support for him during his trying time, saying: "My heart breaks for them. They have created a fundraiser for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) to honor his life."

The Oscar-winning actress then urged fans to support organizations that helped those with mental health issues, saying: "NAMI offers help and support to people affected by mental illness and their families. Please donate if you can to the link in my bio. I am sending support to all of those who are struggling."

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Many of her fans and celebrity friends shared the same sentiments, with Jennifer Garner simply sending heart emojis and Rita Wilson writing: "God rest his soul."

Jennifer Aniston was among the many celebrities who honored Chris

Helena Christensen added: "I'm so sorry for your loss. The way you talk about Chris you know he was an extraordinarily beautiful man," as did one of his family members, who said: "Thank you for your words of love. He really was everything you said."

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