Maria Menounos said her mother Litsa Menounos has died after a long battle with brain cancer.
The former E! News Host, who is Greek-American, took to Instagram on May 1 to share a photo of her in bed with her mom.
“RIP Mom. God loved her so much he took her to Greek Easter,” she wrote.
Stars expressed their condolences in the comments section.
“Total Bellas” star Nikki Bella wrote, “RIP. I’m sending you and the family so much love light and prayers,” a feeling her twin brother Brie Bella echoed in her own commentary.
‘We send you so much love. Our deepest condolences Maria, ‘added Zoe Saldana.
Model and actress Ali Landry posted: “Oh Maria! I’m so sorry! I’ve been watching your trip with your beautiful mother for months and have prayed fervently for your family! She’s a MIRACLE !!!! Her life and strength and your love as a daughter it was a gift to see for all of us! “
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Catt Sadler, who worked alongside Menounos at E! News, also wrote a friendly note.
“One thing I know for sure: it was thanks to you that your mother knew the most extraordinary love there ever was,” she said. Your dedication to her was unparalleled. She is now with other angels. I send all my love. ‘
In 2017, Menounos started talking about undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumor, just as her mother is battling stage 4 brain cancer. At the time, she told People that Litsa has been “ always positive ” about their dual diagnosis.
Menounos, who is currently striving to have children through surrogacy with husband Keven Undergaro, talked about her mother “ thinking about the future with grandchildren to come ” on an April episode of her YouTube program Better Together , detailing Litsa’s COVID-19 diagnosis in the midst of her battle with cancer.
“I told her, ‘You have to get strong, you have to hold on – you have grandchildren coming up’,” Menounos said of the show.