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Georgia Holt, actress and Cher’s mother, dies age 96

Written by on December 12, 2022

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(CNN) – Cher is mourning the loss of her mother, Georgia Holt, who has died at the age of 96.

The legendary singer posted on Twitter at the weekend, “Mom is gone,” alongside a sad-face emoji.

The news was confirmed to The Washington Post by Cher’s representative Liz Rosenberg. CNN has contacted Cher’s representatives.

While no further details surrounding her death have been made public, Holt had struggled with health issues in recent months. In September, Cher shared that her mother had been hospitalized with pneumonia and had been suffering from recurring health issues.

Following news of Holt’s death, tributes poured in from fans and celebrities. Former US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wrote on Twitter: “So sorry for your loss, my friend. Sending you all the (love) in the world.”

“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” actress Marg Helgenberger wrote: “Oh @cher I’m so very sorry to hear that your beloved mother has passed. My heart goes out to you. What a blessing to have had her in your life for as long as you did. May she rest in peace.”

Born in Arkansas in 1926, Holt was an actress, model and singer. In the 1950s she appeared in shows including “I Love Lucy” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” and had parts in films such as “A Life of Her Own” and “Grounds for Marriage.”

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