Jennifer Love Hewitt’s mother has passed away.
On Tuesday, 67 year old Patricia Hewitt died of complications due to her battle with cancer. An illness her daughter chose to keep private.
Jennifer Love’s rep released the following statement to the press. “"Her family mourns her loss. She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided.
Raised by her mother after her parents divorced, the two moved from Texas to Los Angeles when Hewitt was 10 so that the young singing and dancing actress could pursue a career in show business.
Hewitt often expressed gratitude for her mothers support, regardless of her daughter’s professional endeavors.
A couple of years ago, Hewitt told People magazine that her mother thought her role as a happy ending “massage therapist” on The Client List was “hilarious.”’
And she went on to prove her mother’s appreciation for humor with the following anecdote:
"She was like, 'So let's review ... For 15 years people have been talking about your boobs. Earlier this year, you wrote about your hoo haw in a book. Now you're playing a crack ho on TV.' She was like, 'Do you think maybe you could do an animated movie next?' "
So like a mom, only much cooler than a lot of them.
We offer our condolences to the actress for her tragic loss.