Sad news — the creator of Shake It Up, Chris Thompson, has passed away.
“Last night we lost an amazing, talented and loving man. Thank you CT for always being there, for giving me my first role and creating beautiful memories I will always be thankful for. I will miss you, but I know you’re in heaven finally at peace. #ourcomedicangel @bellathorne,” Zendaya wrote.
Bella added, “RIP to my good friend Chris Thompson, mentor and creator of Shake It Up. You were like a dad to me at an early age and protected me through many years. I will love and miss you always ??????.”