Kathy Griffin says goodbye to her sister who “passed away peacefully” after battling cancer Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Image
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04: Comedienne Kathy Griffin (center), her mother Maggie Griffin (L) and her sister Joyce pose backstage after Kathy Griffin performed at the Dolby Theatre on May 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Kathy Griffin is mourning the loss of her dear sister Joyce, who sadly passed away on Thursday night after battling cancer.

The comedian shared a heartfelt tribute video on Friday to announce the devastating news, writing, “My sister Joyce passed away peacefully last night. Check out this beautiful moment.”

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In July, Griffin shaved her head in solidarity with her sister, who was 65 years old.

It’s unclear what type of cancer Griffin’s sister was suffering from, but according to the comedian, she’s “having a mai tai on the beach in heaven.”


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