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Whoopi Goldberg Announces Mother’s Death On ‘The View’

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By Shari Weiss

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Last month Gossip Cop was saddened to report that Whoopi Goldberg had pulled out of the London production of “Sister Act” after her mother suffered a stroke.

At the time, producers released a statement saying Goldberg was returning to the United States to be with her mother.

But today, on the season premiere of “The View,” Goldberg announced that her mother had sadly died a few days after the stroke.

The reveal came in the show’s opening segment when co-host Barbara Walters said to Goldberg that, “This past August was one of the best times of your life and one of the worst times of your life.”

Goldberg then announced, “My mom passed on the 29th of August.”

The normally comedic Goldberg took on a serious, reflective tone as she discussed her mother, Emma, whom she called “one of the best people I think I’ve had the privilege of knowing.”

Goldberg explained that her mom was a teacher of early education, noting, “I don’t think she quite realized how many lives she touched. She was an extraordinary woman.”

She continued, “And really, my brother and I were very, very lucky to have her in our lives. And so, I’m not sad because she had a great time… I think I’m just sad sometimes because I think who will love me the way that she did? But I realized that my brother and I have each other so we’re okay.”

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