Tiffany Thornton Shares Emotional Tribute to Late Husband a Day After His Tragic Death

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Tiffany Thornton has shared an emotional tribute to husband Chris Carney, a day after his tragic death.

The former Disney Channel star's husband died in a tragic car accident in Arkansas on Friday. Twenty-four hours later, Tiffany shared a picture of her late husband holding their two sons, Kenneth James "KJ" Carney, three, and Bentley Cash Carney, 21 months.

"My life. My love. My angel," she wrote in the Instagram photo caption.

My life. My love. My angel.

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Thornton married Chris, a former member of rock band The Prom Kings, in 2011.

Chris and his friend, Ezekiel Blanton, were both killed in a single car accident Friday at approximately 1:40 a.m. The Arkansas Times reports that the car, driven by Blanton, slammed into a tree as it went around a bend.

"There are so many things I want you to know about Chris but most importantly you must know how earnestly he pursued the Lord, especially in the past year," Tiffany wrote with a photo of the couple on their wedding day. "No one is perfect in this world and we all have our battles but it's the way we get back on our feet and turn it around that really counts. And he did it. He was so on fire for God and I know he flew straight into the arms of Jesus, his best friend."

There are so many things I want you to know about Chris but most importantly you must know how earnestly he pursued the Lord, especially in the past year. No one is perfect in this world and we all have our battles but it's the way we get back on our feet and turn it around that really counts. And he did it. He was so on fire for God and I know he flew straight into the arms of Jesus, his best friend. Please if you're reading this know that Chris would want you to know the Lord. Don't wait to run back to God. Our days are numbered and God is just waiting for you to come back to him. There is so much power in the redemption God gives us and I am so grateful that Chris and I got to fall in love all over again this past year. He was on such an amazing path for the Kingdom, having just gone on a mission trip to Peru with his dad where he shared his beautiful testimony and brought so many people to the Lord. He finished writing, directing, producing and editing his first Christian film and he and I got to star in it together as love interests who end up getting married. He was THE BEST father my children could ever have, an incredibly loving and sensitive husband, a wonderful brother and amazing son. He is already so dearly missed but I promise to spend the rest of my life sharing his testimony so that those who feel they have no place or have come from a place of struggle can learn that the love of the Lord can save us all. We will have a service in remembrance of him Monday, December 7th at 3pm and First Church of the Nazarene here in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Visitation will begin at 1:30pm. Thank you for your continued prayers for our family as we grieve the loss of my best friend Chris, the most incredible person I've ever had the blessing of knowing.

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"He was THE BEST father my children could ever have, an incredibly loving and sensitive husband, a wonderful brother and amazing son," she continued. "He is already so dearly missed but I promise to spend the rest of my life sharing his testimony so that those who feel they have no place or have come from a place of struggle can learn that the love of the Lord can save us all."

Pam Wright