Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider mourns the death of his wife, Alicia Allain, at the age of 53: ‘Close your arms around those you care about.’

John Schneider remembers his late wife, Alicia Allain, who died last week at 53.

“My lovely Smile is pain-free, living in her new body with Jesus,” the Dukes of Hazzard star said on Facebook. “Please respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

Schneider, 62, shared a photo of Allain and another with his hand covering hers, their wedding bands visible. His letter urged his friends and followers to contribute images of the pair demonstrating their “obvious love and affection for each other.”