Beloved Reality Star Passes Away, Fans Heartbroken

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May 13, 2019May 13, 2019

One of the most beloved reality television moms has passed away. Over the weekend, Elsa Patton died at the age of 84.

Patton rose to fame as the outspoken mom to Marysol Patton on the Bravo television show "Real Housewives of Miami." Elsa appeared on the show over the course of three seasons. In 2013, during the shows third and final season, it was revealed that Elsa suffered a stroke.

According to PEOPLE, "Known to audiences as “Mama Elsa,” the reality personality and her collection of flowing caftans gave RHOM some of its most memorable moments — especially when it came to her unusually spiritual practices as a seer to Miami’s A-listers. (“I’m a witch!” she would often tell people). Her hilarious one-liners and love of plastic surgery even earned her a BravoTV web series called Havana Elsa, which followed her as she attempted to start her own coffee chain."

“Our beloved Elsa Patton passed away over Mother’s Day weekend after a long illness,” Marysol said in a statement to NBC Miami. “She was surrounded by her family and close friends.”

“The family is so very grateful to the many fans and friends who have continued to ask for her and offer their prayers and best wishes,” Marysol’s statement went on to say.

The TV personality was married for 50 to her husband Donald Patton before he died in February 2018.

Elsa is survived by her daughter Marysol, son Thomas Anthony Jones, daughter-in-law Svetlana, and her grandson Hunter.