Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Today host Carson Daly's mother Pattie Daly Caruso has died at the age of 73 the television personality has announced.
"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our mother, wife, grandmother, Pattie Daly Caruso. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17th, 2017," Carson and his family said in a statement to Today Monday.
"Kiki, as she was known to her grandchildren and many others, touched so many lives with her kindness, her giant spirit, and her love of life. She will be terribly missed by her family and the world, but her spark will shine for eternity," it continued.
A cause of death has not been announced.
Pattie, also a television personality, hosted Valley Views in the Coachella Valley area in California for more than 25 years. She had two children with her first husband Jim Daly, Carson and his sister Quinn before Jim died from bladder cancer. She then married Carson's stepfather, Richard Caruso.