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Kathy Griffin’s Mom Maggie Dead at 99

Kathy Griffin’s Mom Maggie Dead at 99

Maggie Griffin, mother of comedian Kathy Griffin, died on Tuesday. She was 99.

Kathy shared the news on Twitter, writing, “My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today. I am gutted. My best friend. I’m shaking. I won’t ever be prepared. I’m so grateful you guys got to be part of her life. You knew her. You loved her. She knew it. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick’s Day.”

Fans got to know Maggie on the reality show “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.”

Last January, Kathy opened up to her followers about her mother’s dementia.

She wrote, “This is never easy for any child, I know this is a reality that millions of people deal with every year. But when it comes to my mom this is particularly hard because her sharp mind was everything. My mom is 98 and up until this past couple years she was so sharp she always kept me on my toes. Her mind was so naturally quick, funny, and smart. No one could get anything past her. Watching that slip away so fast has been devastating.”

The star went on, “What I am most proud of when it comes to ‘My Life On The D List’ is that the show gave me the opportunity to show the world how naturally funny my parents were. When people tell me they feel like they know my mom, I always respond ‘you do!’ She never put on a show, she was the show. If you ever met my mom and asked for a photo, you should know it was a pleasure as much for her as it was for you. She loved making people happy and making people laugh. And trust me, I know she was the bigger star… thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving us a lifetime of memories.”

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