Cher’s mother, Georgia Holt, died at the age of 96.
A spokesman for the late musician confirmed his death to Fox News Digital.
“Mom is gone,” the 76-year-old had already tweeted Saturday night.
Mom is gone😔
— Cher (@cher) December 11, 2022
Cher, who usually communicates via Twitter, revealed in September that her absence was due to her mother’s struggle with pneumonia.
On September 9, she posted, “Sorry I’ve Been Mia.”
“Mom’s been sick Off and on. She just got out of the hospital. She had Pneumonia. She’s getting better “.
The “Believe” singer frequently blogged about her mother, including a birthday greeting in June.
Cher responded to a fan on Twitter in November, expressing her appreciation for her mother. “MY MOM IS 96+, MY SISTER & I ARE BLESSED EVERY DAY 2 HAVE HER.”
Holt was also a performer and songwriter, releasing “Honky Tonk Woman,” an ’80s pre-recorded CD, in 2013. Cher’s song “I’m Just Your Yesterday” was included on the album.
The documentary “Dear Mom, Love Cher” documented Cher and Holt’s family life in 2013. Prior to the debut, the mother and daughter combo handled the press together.
Holt is survived by Georganne LaPierre, 71, whom she shared with her second husband, John Southall. She has two grandkids, Cher’s son Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman, also known as P. Exeter Blue in the industry.
Holt was married six times in her life, thrice to her first husband and Cher’s biological father, John Sarkisian. Gilbert Hartmann LaPierre, her third husband, adopted both of her daughters.
Holt, an actress, model, and singer, was born in Arkansas in 1926, the daughter of Lynda Inez Gulley, 13, and Roy Malloy Crouch, 21.
In the 1950s, Holt launched her acting career and made her debut in the films A Life of Her Own, Watch the Birdie, Grounds for Marriage, Father’s Little Dividend, and Lovely to Look At, all of which she did not receive credit for.
After that, she began her career on television by making guest appearances on shows such as “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “I Love Lucy,” “Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theatre,” and “The Lucy Show.” In recent years, she has made appearances under her real name, one of which was as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2014, alongside her grandson Chaz Bono.