- Katey Psencik American-Statesman Staff
An Austin woman got help spreading lung cancer awareness in her final days of battling the disease thanks to a special shoutout from her favorite celebrity.
Alex Charpentier has loved Rob Lowe since she was a teenager, and as the 48-year-old single mom battled cancer from her hospice bed, her family reached out to the “Parks and Recreation” and “West Wing” star to let him know she was his biggest fan -- and he responded.
He sent Charpentier a video, calling her a “fighter” and admiring her strength.
“I’ve got more stuff I’m doing! You have to be around to see that. All my love. I’m thinking about you,” he told her in the video posted on People.com.
Charpentier responded to Lowe’s heartfelt message, thanking him for the video and telling him how he respected him “as an actor and as a parent and as a human being.”
According to KVUE, Charpentier died a few days later, but in her time battling the disease she worked with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation.
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