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Kathy Griffin's mother Maggie dead at 99

March 18 (UPI) -- Kathy Griffin announced on Instagram that her mother Maggie Griffin has died at the age of 99.

"My Mom, the one and only Maggie Griffin, passed away today. Hours ago. I am gutted. She was my best friend. She was my family. You knew her. She appreciated you guys so much," the comedian said on Tuesday alongside a photo of herself sitting poolside with her mom.

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"I'm shaking. I won't ever be prepared. Her point of view. So unique. We just GOT each other. I'm so grateful you got to be part of her life. You love her. I know it. She knew it. She's irreplaceable," Kathy Griffin continued.

"I'm telling you right now, I am not doing well with this. I'm rambling now. Sorry it truly feels like the end of an era. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St. Patrick's Day. I love you guys," Kathy Griffin concluded.

Kathy Griffin had announced in January 2019 that her mother was suffering from dementia.

Country music star Reba McEntire recently announced the death of her mother Jacqueline McEntire at the age of 94.

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Richard "Dick" Thornburgh, former attorney general of the United States and former governor of Pennsylvania, takes a seat at the witness hearing after U.S. Chief Justice nominee Judge John Roberts testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on September 15, 2005. Thornburgh died on December 31 at age 88. Photo by Yuri Gripas/UPI | License Photo

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