Cher’s Mother Georgia Holt Dead at 96: Read Singer’s Tribute


Cher together with her mom Georgia Holt.
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Eternally in her coronary heart. Cher is mourning the dying of her mom, Georgia Holt, who was 96.

“Mother is gone,” the Burlesque star, 76, wrote through Twitter on Sunday, December 11, confirming her mom’s passing, alongside a sad-faced emoji.

The late actress — born Jackie Jean Crouch — beforehand battled pneumonia earlier this yr. “Sorry I’ve Been Mia. Mother’s Been Sick Off & On. She Simply Acquired Out Of [the hospital],” Cher tweeted in September. “She Had Pneumonia. She’s Getting Higher.”

Holt is survived by her two daughters, Cher and Georganne LaPiere, and her two grandchildren. The previous mannequin welcomed Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian) in 1946 with ex-husband John Paul Sarkisian and Georganne in 1951 with ex John Southall.

The Mamma Mia! Right here We Go Once more star — who shared son Chaz Bono with late ex-husband Sonny Bono and son Elijah Blue with late ex Gregg Allman — was shut with the matriarch all through her prolonged profession.

Cher’s Mother Georgia Holt Dead at 96: Read the 'I Got You Babe' Singer's Emotional Tribute

Cher’s mom Georgia Holt.
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“My mom could be glad to listen to you say [that I seem mellow],” Cher quipped throughout a 1995 interview in Eire. “My mom’s ready for me to develop outdated and cool down [and] marry a wealthy man. [She said], ‘Cher, if you become older, I want you’d hurry up and become older, so that you’d cool down and marry a wealthy man.’ And I mentioned, ‘Mother, I’m a wealthy man. Like, I don’t should marry one.’”

The “Imagine” songstress was married to Sonny Bono, who died in 1998, between 1964 and 1975. Following their break up, she moved on with Allman however the pair separated shortly after their whirlwind nuptials in 1975. (Allman died in Could 2017.) Cher has lately been linked to Alexander “AE” Edward after assembly at Paris Vogue Week earlier this yr.

“Cher is aware of full nicely that there’s quite a lot of skepticism about this romance however she couldn’t care much less,” a supply completely informed Us Weekly final month of the Oscar winner and the 36-year-old music government. “She’s reveling within the consideration and saying that she and AE have one thing very particular occurring that’s made her really feel extra alive and sexier than ever.”

The insider added: “She’s all the time been drawn to youthful guys, and that is certainly not the primary enjoyable, no strings connected fling she’s had lately. The distinction right here is that this one feels particular, which is why she felt assured to go public as a pair.”

Whereas Cher has lengthy stored her romantic life beneath wraps earlier than debuting her reference to Edwards, she’s been extra outspoken about her relationship together with her mom and their household.

“I used to be all the time this unusual youngster who wished extra journey than was allowed. I feel I discovered loads from my mom,” Cher recalled to AARP journal in an August 2014 interview. “She actually didn’t take s—t from anyone. … She stored [telling me], ‘You may have a lot potential, and also you’re so particular.’”