Cher‘s mother, Georgia Holt, has died at 96.

The “Believe” singer announced the tragic news in a Dec. 11 Twitter post. “Mom is gone,” she wrote.

Back in September, Cher shared with her fans that her mother was struggling with her health. “Sorry I’ve been MIA,” she addressed them on Twitter at the time. “Mom’s been sick off and on. She just got out of the hospital. She had pneumonia. She’s getting better.”

Hillary Clinton sent her love to the iconic actress on Twitter. “So sorry for your loss, my friend. Sending you all the 💚 in the world,” she replied to Cher’s news.


Watch What Happens Live! host Andy Cohen also tweeted his support, leaving six red hearts under the Burlesque star’s post.

Cher got her superstar genes from Georgia, who was a prolific performer in the 1950s. She appeared in shows and films like I Love Lucy, The Adventures of Ozzie and Hamlet and A Life of Her Own.

In 2013, Cher produced a documentary about her mother titled Dear Mom, Love Cher. The special told the stories of Georgia’s childhood, her romantic relationships, her time in show business and how she approached motherhood.

Also in 2013, Georgia’s debut album that was recorded in the ’80s, Honky Tonk Woman, was finally released. The project features a duet by her and Cher, “I’m Just Your Yesterday.”

“I cried from the special. I cried from the album coming out after all these years,” Cher’s mother shared with The Huffington Post in July 2013.

In the documentary, Cher reflects on learning from her mother. “She never gave me and my sister advice because, truthfully, she knew we’d never take it,” the musician recalled. “Instead, we learned about life by listening to her talk about the things she did wrong and the things she did right.”

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