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Nick Cannon and Alyssa Scott have shared heartbreaking pictures of their son Zen following news of his death.
The couple announced on Tuesday that their five-month-old had passed away after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
Now, Alyssa has shared images by newborn baby photographer Candice Berman, who captured Zen shortly after he was born in June.
In a sweet tribute, shared by Alyssa on Instagram, the photographer described Zen as a 'sweet, beautiful baby boy' and said taking part in the shoot was an 'honour'.
She wrote: "What a sweet, beautiful baby boy and what a strong mama he has. I feel so blessed to have met him and his mom.
"I can't even begin to imagine what his mom and dad are going through at this time. I am sending out lots and lots and lots of love and prayers to them and their family."
Nick made the heartbreaking announcement about his son on Tuesday's episode of his talk show, The Nick Cannon Show. The 41-year-old told how he and Zen's mum Alyssa noticed the youngster had a cough and a swollen head at the age of two months.
"I always noticed he had a cough and so I wanted to check it out. He had this interesting breathing and by the time he was two months I noticed he had this nice sized head too — a Cannon head. 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," Nick told the audience.
Zen's parents discovered he was suffering from hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid on the brain, from a malignant brain tumour.
Zen had an operation to relieve pressure caused by the fluid on his brain.
Nick told fans how Zen's condition took a turn for the worse during the Thanksgiving holiday and the tumour began to grow faster.
He spent his final days with his son in California over the weekend, and held him for the last time during a trip to the beach.
He added: "This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen. We woke up on Sunday and went to the ocean with him and Alyssa and then I had to fly back to New York for the show. I got a call on my way to the airport to head back to Zen."
Our thoughts are with the Cannon family.
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