Carson Daly’s mother, Pattie Daly Caruso, has passed away unexpectedly. She was 73.
The Desert Sun reports that Caruso suffered a heart attack Sunday in the early morning hours while at home in Palm Desert, California.
Carson’s “Today” show family confirmed the news. Savannah Guthrie started the show by telling viewers, "We're sorry to start this hour with some sad news. Our thoughts and our prayers are going out to Carson and his family over the sudden passing of his mom, Pattie."
Matt Lauer continued, "We spoke to him and he wanted to share this message with all of you: 'It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, wife and grandmother, Pattie Daly Caruso. She passed away peacefully on Sunday. Kiki, as she was known to her grandchildren and many others, touched so many lives with her kindness, her giant spirit and her love of life. She will be terribly missed by her family and the world, but her spark will shine for eternity.'"
Lauer added, "We want to just say, Carson, we are so sorry. Our thoughts are with you and your family."
Pattie was a TV personality in the Coachella Valley, where she hosted the show “Valley View” for 25 years.