Sarah Hyland taking social media break after cousin’s death – AOL

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Sarah Hyland taking social media break after cousin’s death – AOL

She’s had enough. Sarah Hyland is stepping away from social media after receiving backlash for asking fans for donations to help her family following the death of her 14-year-old cousin Trevor Canaday, who was killed by an alleged drunk driver on Saturday, December 1.
The Modern Family star, 28, took to Twitter on Monday, December 3, to express her dismay over the way people reacted to her request for contributions to a GoFundMe created by Trevor’s mother and sisters. “You guys finally did it. Your horrible negative ignorant words have broken me. Happy? Staying offline for a while,” she wrote, before adding, “I have a special announcement and video releasing on Wednesday I believe. So. There’s that.”

Some fans didn’t hold back their thoughts on a celebrity asking for financial help regardless of the circumstances. One Twitter user wrote, “First, it’s certainly a tragedy when senseless events like this occur. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. But…@Sarah_Hyland is worth more than I’ll ever dream of and she is requesting donations to cover a $10k GoFundMe??? You just lost a fan, Sarah.” Another tweeted, “You make enough money to cover the expenses I’m just curious why your [sic] asking.” A third user wrote, “Sorry for the tragic loss of your cousin but aren’t YOU rich enough to pay for his funeral? Why are you asking other people to give when you won’t?”

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Sarah Hyland out and about

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 11: Sarah Hyland is seen on July 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by PG/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22: Sarah Hyland attends the Broadway Opening Day performance of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two’ at The Lyric Theatre on April 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images,)

NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 22: Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams attend the Broadway Opening Day performance of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two’ at The Lyric Theatre on April 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images,)

HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 16: Actress Sarah Hyland arrives at the FYC Event for ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ at Avalon on April 16, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 13: Sarah Hyland attends Lorraine Schwartz launches The Eye Bangle a new addition to her signature Against Evil Eye Collection at Delilah on March 13, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Lorraine Schwartz )

HOLLYWOOD, CA – APRIL 16: Sarah Hyland arrives for the FYC Event for ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ at Avalon on April 16, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

INGLEWOOD, CA – MARCH 11: Actress Sarah Hyland attends the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at the Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Sarah Hyland attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX (Photo credit should read JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – MARCH 04: Actress Sarah Hyland attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

MODERN FAMILY – ‘The Escape’ – Haley meets Arvin’s parents (‘Grey’s Anatomy”s Kate Burton, Jim Piddock) but when things don’t go as planned, fate leads to an unexpected reunion with all of her ex-boyfriends. Meanwhile, the family seizes on a nursing home visit with Jay’s mean sister, Becky, to settle old scores. But as Jay, Claire and Mitchell compete for her time, Phil, Cam and Gloria end up getting trapped in the home’s basement with no way out, on ‘Modern Family,’ WEDNESDAY, MAY 9 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Ron Tom via Getty Images)
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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 01: Sarah Hyland celebrates with Belvedere Vodka at Vanity Fair and Lancome Paris Toast Women in Hollywood, hosted by Radhika Jones and Ava DuVernay, on March 1, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Belvedere Vodka)

MODERN FAMILY – ‘Mother!’ – When Dede drops in unexpectedly, Mitchell and Cam come to a realization about her effect on their lives; Phil, Luke, Alex and Haley all have different bad news to break to Claire and compete about when to do it, the tiny window of time after her monthly spa day when she’s her most relaxed, on ‘Modern Family,’ WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 (9:00-9:31 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Actor Sarah Hyland attends the Costume Designers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for JumpLine)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Sarah Hyland attends the 20th CDGA (Costume Designers Guild Awards) – Arrivals on February 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 29: Sarah Hyland checks in from the green room with James Corden during ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden,’ Monday, January 29, 2018 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: Sarah Hyland attends Entertainment Weekly’s Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees Celebration sponsored by Maybelline New York at Chateau Marmont on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 20: Actor Sarah Hyland at 2018 Women’s March Los Angeles at Pershing Square on January 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images)

SANTA MONICA, CA – JANUARY 11: Sarah Hyland arrives at the The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 07: Actress Sarah Hyland attends 19th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 01: Actress Sarah Hyland arrives at 102.7 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2017 at The Forum on December 1, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 30: Sarah Hyland attends Christian Siriano’s celebration of the launch of his new book ‘Dresses To Dream About’ in Los Angeles at Chateau Marmont on November 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Christian Siriano )

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 21: Actress Sarah Hyland and boyfriend Wells Adams attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls at Staples Center on November 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 15: Sarah Hyland arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association And InStyle Celebrate The 75th Anniversary Of The Golden Globe Awards at Catch LA on November 15, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 09: Sarah Hyland is seen on November 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: Sarah Hyland arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

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Earlier in the day, Hyland slammed the online trolls who took aim at her for crowdfunding. “I’d like to ask those who have negative thoughts or opinions about the tragedy that happened to my family, to keep them to themselves. You don’t know all the details,” she tweeted. “And how dare you attack when a beautiful life has been lost.”

According to Omaha-based ABC affiliate KETV, Hyland’s cousin — who was in 9th grade — was ejected from his father Clifford Canaday’s vehicle after an alleged drunk driver, Jeffrey Eggeling, ran a red light and crashed into their car. Eggeling, 36, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Clifford, 59, was transported to the nearby Nebraska Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
Hyland’s Modern Family costars Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould and her boyfriend, Wells Adams, supported the cause by sharing the GoFundMe link on Instagram. The campaign has earned more than $36,000, with Hyland donating $1,000 herself, while Winter donated $2,500 under her real name, Ariel Workman.

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Aretha Franklin died at the age of 76 on August 16 following a long battle with cancer. Read more here.

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Renowned celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain died of an apparent suicide on June 8. Read more here.

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“Superman” actress Margot Kidder died at the age of 69 in May. Read more here.

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Burt Reynolds died at the age of 82 on September 6 after going into cardiac arrest. Read more here.

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Comic book legend Stan Lee died at the age of 95 in early November. Read more here.

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Nancy Sinatra died at the age of 101 in mid-July. Read more here.

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Designer Kate Spade died on June 5, 2018 by suicide. Read more here.

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DJ Avicii died at 28 on April 20. Read more here.

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Rapper Mac Miller died at the age of 26 on September 7 following an accidental drug overdose. Read more here.

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Joe Jackson died at the age of 89 at the end of June. Read more here.

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Kim Porter, Diddy’s ex and the mother of three of his children, died suddenly in November at the age of 47. Read more here.

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“Austin Powers” actor Verne Troyer died at 49 on April 21. Read more here.

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“Damn Yankees” star and gay icon Tab Hunter died at the age of 86 from cardiac arrest on July 7. Read more here.

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The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan died at 46 on January 15. Read more here. 

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“The Facts of Life” star Charlotte Rae died at the age of 92 in early August. Read more here.

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“Frasier” star John Mahoney died at 77 on February 4. Read more here.

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Former “Glee” actor Mark Salling died at 35 on January 30. Read more here.

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Rapper XXXTentacion was shot dead at the age of 20 on June 19. Read more here.

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Former child star Jon Paul Steuer (right) died on January 1 at the age of 33. Read more here.

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“Ladies of London” star and model Annabelle Neilson was found dead at the age of 49 in mid-July. Read more here.

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“Hee Haw” host and country music legend Roy Clark died in November at the age of 85. Read more here.

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Comedian Marty Allen died at 95 on February 12. Read more here.

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Actor Jerry Van Dyke died on January 5 at age 86. Read more here.

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Richard “Old Man” Harrison from “Pawn Stars died on June 25 at the age of 77. Read more here.

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Moody Blues co-founder Ray Thomas died on January 7 at 76. Read more here.

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Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke died at 67 on January 10. Read more here.

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Original Mouseketeer Doreen Tracey died at 74 on January 10. Read more here.

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Bobby Zarin (left), husband of former “Real Housewives of New York” star Jill Zarin, died at 71 on January 13. Read more here.

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“General Hospital” star Susan Brown died on August 31 at the age of 86 after a battle with Alzheimer’s. Read more here.

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Country singer Lari White died at 52 on January 23. Read more here.

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“Storm Chasers” star Joel Taylor died at the age of 38. Read more here.

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Former NBA star Rasual Butler and former “American Idol” contestant Leah LaBelle died in a car crash on January 30. Read more here.

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The Temptations vocalist, Dennis Edwards (center), died at 74 on February 2. Read more here.

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“Home Improvement” actor Mickey Jones died at 76 on February 7. Read more here.

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Actor Reg E. Cathey died at 59 in February. Read more here.

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Former E! reality star Lyric McHenry was found at the age of 26 on August 14.
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Country singer Daryle Singletary died at 46 in early February. Read more here.

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TV star Nanette Fabray died at 97 on February 22. Read more here.

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Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor died in late February at 54. Read more here.

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“MASH” star David Ogden Stiers died on March 3 at 75. Read more here.

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Rapper Craig Mack died at 46 on March 12. Read more here.

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Singer and “The Voice” contestant Beverly McClellan died at the age of 49 in October following a long battle with cancer. Read more here.

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Former child star Donna Butterworth died at 62 in March. Read more here.

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Frank Avruch (aka Bozo The Clown) died at 89 in March. Read more here.

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“Chicago Fire” actress Dushon Brown died at 49 on March 23. Read more here.

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Actress Susan Anspach died in April at 75. Read more here.

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Kids’ TV host Chuck McCann died at 83 on April 8. Read more here.

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“One Flew Over The Kuckoo’s Nest” director Milos Forman died at 86 on April 13. Read more here.

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“Full Metal Jacket” actor R. Lee Ermey died at 74 on April 15. Read more here.

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“Night Court” actor Harry Anderson died at 65 on April 16. Read more here.

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Country musician and song-writer Randy Scruggs died at 64 on April 17. Read more here.

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“Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” actress Pamela Gidley died at 52 in April. Read more here.

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Dennis Shields, “Real Housewives of New York” star Bethenny Frankel’s on-and-off boyfriend, died of an overdose on August 10. Read more here.

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Longtime “Days of Our Lives” star Peggy McCay died at the age of 90 of natural causes in October. Read more here.

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“The Goldbergs” actor Jackson Odell died on June 8 at the age of 20. Read more here.

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LFO group member Devin Lima died in November at the age of 41 following a battle with cancer. Read more here.

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“Sons of Anarchy” actor Alan O’Neill died at the age of 47 in early June. Read more here.

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“Days of Our Lives” actor Frank Parker died at the end of September the age of 79 from complications of Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Read more here.

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Former “America’s Got Talent” winner Neal Boyd died at the age of 42 in June. Read more here.

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Jerry Marren, the last living actor who played a munchkin in “The Wizard of Oz,” died in June at the age of 98. Read more here.

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“Spongebob Squarepants” creator Stephen Hillenburg died at the age of 57 from ALS. Read more here.

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Actor Robert Mandan died at the age of 86 in early June. Read more here.

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Hugh Dane, who played Hank the security guard on “The Office,” died in June at the age of 75. Read more here.

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Jerry Maren, the last-living “Wizard of Oz” munchkin, died at the age of 98 in early June. Read more here.

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Founding member of The Bay City Rollers, Alan Longmuir, died at the age of 70 at the beginning of July after a brief illness. Read more here.

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Former “ER” actress Vanessa Marquez was shot by police at the end of August. She was 49. Read more here.

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Jefferson Airplane founding member Marty Balin died at the end of September at the age of 76. Read more here.

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Dennis Hof, owner of Moonlite Bunny Ranch, died at the age of 72 in October. Read more here.

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