Dukes of Hazard star John Schnieder’s wife, Alicia Allain, died yesterday. She was 53.Her death comes after a long battle with breast cancer.
John posted the news to his Facebook on Wednesday evening (2/22), sharing a photo of Alicia and a photo of their hands on a hospital bed. He wrote, “My beautiful Smile is pain-free, living in her new body alongside Jesus. Please respect our privacy during this time of grief. Please do not ask any questions. If you have any pictures of us and our obvious love and adoration for each other, please post them below.”
He added, “Lastly… hug those you love tight and let them know how you feel. We always did.”
Today (2/23), John posted another image of Alicia. He wrote in a lengthy post, “This is a time of unimaginable sorrow for me. Grief is much too small a word. I’ve heard it said that ‘with great love comes great sorrow.’ I had no idea what that meant until now. Alicia was the fuel that ran my biggest dreams. The inspiration behind every creative thought. The very fabric of my soul. The glue that held me together. I miss her more than any words could possibly describe.”
He continued, “Pain is too small a word. Grief is too small a word. Love itself is too small a word. Thank you for your thoughts, concerns, and prayers. Continue to post the glorious photos you captured of my Smile and I changing our world and sometimes yours, one kiss at a time because those images help. Continue to pray for the strength of myself and my beautiful family to endure these most trying of times. Should you see me out there somewhere on the stage or in line at a coffee shop, please don’t ask me how I am. The answer is ‘broken,’ and it’s currently too difficult for me to fathom and certainly too painful to verbalize.”
Schneider concluded, “She loved you all and spoke of how dedicated and loyal you have been all these years, and I love you right along with her. Bare with me down this rutted and treacherous road I never dreamed I’d have to travel. Be patient with my unimaginable process. Thank you, Lord, for sharing the gift of Alicia with me. I’ll never be the same, and I know that, somehow, we are still and will always be the ‘Team To Beat.'”
The couple was married on their property in a small ceremony in Holden, Lousiana, in 2019.