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Georgia Holt, Singer + Cher’s Mother: Dead At 96

Singer, actress and mother of Cher, Georgia Holt has passed away at the age of 96, and taking to social media on Saturday night (12.10,) her daughter tweeted “Mom is gone.”

In 2013, Georgia released her very first country album Honky Tonk Woman, which was recorded in the 1980s but not unearthed until decades later when Holt rediscovered the master tapes. The album featured a duet with her daughter Cher, “I’m Just Your Yesterday.”

As an actress in the 1950s, Holt landed bit parts in films like A Life of Her OwnGrounds for Marriage, and Father’s Little Dividend, and appeared on such television shows as The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet and I Love Lucy, where Holt played a French fashion model.

Over the last ten years, Holt made appearances on The Tonight Show, the Ellen DeGeneres Show and RuPaul’s Drag Race (alongside her grandson Chaz Bono), as well as the 2013 documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher.

About her mom, Char stated “She never gave me and my sister advice because, truthfully, she knew we’d never take it.” “Instead, we learned about life by listening to her talk about the things she did wrong and the things she did right.”

Though no specific cause of death was provided, the superstar singer previously mentioned that her mom had been dealing with health issues over the past few months, tweeting in September “Sorry I’ve been Mia. Mom’s Been Sick Off & On. She Just Got Out Of Hosp. She Had Pneumonia. She’s Getting Better.”

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Author: Saul Goode

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