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Carol Burnett, 85, gets candid about her daughter's tragic death in an emotional interview

Ksenia Novikova
May 13, 2018
05:21 A.M.

The legendary TV actress revealed how she was dealing with the untimely loss of her daughter.

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One of the icons of television, Carol Burnett, opened up about the tragic loss of her 38-year-old daughter, Carrie Hamilton, who died of cancer that started out in her lungs and spread to her brain.

According to People, the 85-year-old legendary actress revealed in an interview that she remembers her daughter every day even to this day. She stated that she still feels her presence like she never left her.

Burnett lovingly explained that her daughter was not only a talented actress and a writer but also a kind person. She revealed that Hamilton was "very interested" in people and she never met someone as a stranger

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"I think it’s in our genes…[knowing] you can make somebody’s day by being kind," the source quoted Burnett as stating.

She further told that Hamilton loved writing and stories. She recounted a time when Hamilton was living in New York when homeless people had come up to her for money and she instead offered them $10 in exchange for sharing their stories.

During her teenage years, Hamilton had also found herself amid the company of drugs. In this battle, Burnett helped her daughter overcome the addiction. But she revealed that her daughter "hated" her during this process.

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Hamilton got sober when she was 17 after Burnett put her in a third rehab place. The doting mother forced herself to put Hamilton through it all because she believed she "had to love her enough to let her hate" her.

After getting sober, the mother-daughter relationship was strong again. They started bonding and working together. They wrote a play together and even worked together in three shows.

Burnett explained that she would never get over the loss of her daughter. However, she stated that she had learned to cope with the pain.

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