Cher is mourning the loss of her mother, Georgia Holt, who died at the age of 96.
The legendary singer posted on Twitter over the weekend, “Mom’s gone,” alongside a sad face emoji.
The news was confirmed to The Washington Post by Cher’s rep, Liz Rosenberg. CNN has contacted representatives for Cher.
Although no further details regarding his death have been made public, Holt had been struggling with health issues in recent months. In September, Cher shared that her mother had been hospitalized with pneumonia and was suffering from recurring health issues.
“Sorry I’ve been Mia. Mom has been sick on and off. She just got out of the hospital. She had pneumonia. She’s doing better,” the ‘Believe’ hitmaker told his 4 million Twitter followers at the time.
Following the news of Holt’s death, tributes poured in from fans and celebrities. Hillary Clinton, former US presidential candidate, wrote on Twitter: “I am so sorry for your loss my friend. I send you all (love) in the world.
‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ actress Marg Helgenberger wrote, “Oh @dear I’m so sorry to hear that your beloved mother passed away. My heart goes out to you. What a blessing to have had her in your life for as long as you have. May she rest in peace.”
Born in Arkansas in 1926, Holt was an actress, model, and singer. In the 1950s, she appeared in shows such as “I Love Lucy” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet”, and had roles in films such as “A Life of Her Own” and “Grounds for Marriage. “.
In 2013, she realized her dream of becoming a recording artist when she released her debut album “Honky Tonk Woman”, which she recorded in the 1980s with members of Elvis Presley’s band. The album also featured a duet with Cher titled “I’m Just Your Yesterday”.
That same year, Holt was the subject of a documentary called “Dear Mom, Love Cher”, which was produced by his daughter. The television special, which aired on the Lifetime network, detailed Holt’s childhood, marriages and career, as well as motherhood.
“I cried because of the special, I cried because of the release of the album after all these years,” Holt told The Huffington Post at the time.