Nick Cannon’s Youngest Child Dies At Just Five Months Old

Credit: @itsalyssaemm/Instagram & Nickelodeon

Nick Cannon’s youngest child, Zen, has died at just five months old, according to reports. 

The actor and singer confirmed the tragic news on The Nick Cannon Show this Tuesday, where he also explained how he lost his son to hydrocephalus, a form of brain cancer.

He said: “Over the weekend, I lost my youngest son to a condition called hydrocephalus…brain cancer.

Brazilian Singer Marília Mendonça Dies In Plane Crash While Travelling To Concert

Nick Cannon’s youngest child, Zen, has died at just five months old, according to reports. Credit: @itsalyssaemm/Instagram

“It’s tough. And I have my therapist here, who’s been helping us through it.”

Emotional, Cannon recalled how he had spent the previous weekend with his youngest over in California.

The 41-year-old said that he and his family took the toddler, who he welcomed with model Alyssa Scott, to see the ocean one final time, as he wanted it to be a ‘celebration of life’.

He then explained that he had decided to go back to work following the tragedy, as he wanted to keep busy.

Reportedly, Cannon and his family noticed that there was something wrong with Zen when he was just two months old.

Recalling the time, the comedian said: “We didn’t think anything of it.

“But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be routine.”

Devastatingly, the family was reportedly then informed that the baby had suffered from a fluid build-up on the brain, which turned out to be a tumour.

Despite undergoing brain surgery, Zen’s condition didn’t improve.

In total, Cannon has seven children. He shares two with singer Mariah Carey – 10-year-old twins Morocco and Monroe.

With Britanny Bell, he has Goldie, 4, and Powerful, 11 months.

He also shares Zillion and Zion, five months, with Abby De La Rosa.

Watch our Video of the Day below… 

Do you have a story for us? If so, email us at [email protected]. All contact will be treated in confidence.

Written by Aimee Walker

Aimee is a senior content editor at IGV who specialises in finding the best original stories, trending topics and entertainment news. She graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Media and Communications.