A former Bravo star mourns the loss of his mother.
On September 19, 2022, Larry Birkhead shared the tragic news that his mother, Nancy Birkhead, passed away.
“I don’t post much. I also never posted anything about my mother because she was so private. However, on Saturday my mother passed away after losing her second battle with lung cancer. She exceeded all of her doctors expectations and did things her way,” Birkhead commented on a post on his Instagram feed.
“For the last year and a half, as a caretaker and single mother, I have dedicated every day to her juggling. She was one of those people who grew up when smoking was advertised as “glamorous.” I’m just glad she’s no longer suffering and in pain. She had great care and great doctors. I will miss her so much. I love you mom,” he continued.
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Shortly after Birkhead shared the sad news, people flooded the post’s comments section, many sending their condolences and wishing peace at this time of sadness.
“I’m so sorry Larry. Sending prayers for you and your entire family,” read one comment.
“You were amazing and she was blessed to have you as her son and guardian. She had a great sense of humor just like you and will be missed. Her devotion was awesome and I know how very, very proud she looks down on you,” wrote another.
“I am very sorry. My mother has small cell lung cancer and I know how difficult it can be being a caregiver, my heart goes out to you and Danilynn too [sic]’ added a third person.
“So sorry to hear that @larryanddannielynn. I am very sorry that you and your whole family have lost. She was such a hit and I’m grateful I got to know her,” a fourth comment said.
“I’m so sorry for your loss, I lost my dad to the same thing when he was 62, it hurts no matter what, you won’t get over it but you will…” said another Instagram- user.
Birkhead has now lost both parents. His father, also known as Larry Birkhead, died in December 2007, just 10 months after the tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith.
“I [had] I just spoke to my dad who was looking forward to both Dannielynn and I joining the family for the holidays. Sadly, he passed away on Monday,” Birkhead told Access Hollywood at the time. “I’m so grateful he got to meet my daughter. He was very proud of my struggle to meet my daughter and I take great comfort in knowing that I made him proud one last time. I hope everyone can respect our privacy at this most difficult time,” he said.
In June 2018, Birkhead shared a throwback photo of his father in honor of Father’s Day.
“My dad with Dannielynn. He died unexpectedly just a few months later. This is one of the few pictures I have of them together. Grateful for that on this #FathersDay,” he captioned an Instagram post.
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