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The five-month-old son of actor and talk show host Nick Cannon has passed away from a brain tumor. Cannon shared the news during his talk show The Nick Cannon Show Tuesday.

Cannon said his son, Zen, started to develop fluid in his head and doctors discovered a tumor when the baby was two months old. Zen is the youngest of Cannon’s seven children. He had Zen with model Alyssa Scott.

“This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen. We woke up on Sunday and went to the ocean with him and Alyssa and then I had to fly back to New York for the show,” Cannon said. “I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen.”

Fans sent an outpouring of support to Cannon over social media. The news of his son’s passing was top trending on social media.

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