Cher’s mother Georgia Holt has tragically died at the age of 96. The singer revealed the news on her Twitter earlier this morning, saying, “Mom is gone” Alongside a sad face emoji. The news comes three months after Cher revealed on her social media that her mom was hospitalized with pneumonia back in September. “Sorry I’ve Been Mia. Mom’s Been Sick Off & On. She Just Got Out Of Hosp. She Had Pneumonia,” Cher wrote. “She’s Getting Better.”
Cher had previously opened up about her mom’s health telling People that she would get tested for Covid-19 almost every day. They tried to be careful as much as they could during the 2020 holiday season. “We have a little bubble that we’ve had all this time,” she stated. “We wear masks, and there’s not very many of us. It’s my sister, my brother-in-law, my mom, my assistant. And we stay far apart from each other.”
Georgia Holt Dead at 96
Holt was a model, actress, and singer, born in Arkansas back in 1926 as the daughter of 21-year-old Roy Malloy Crouch and 13-year-old Lynda Inez Gulley. She went on to land several roles in television and film after moving to Los Angeles and made appearances on The Mike Douglas Show and The Merv Griffin Show in 1979 and 1980. She went on to release her debut album Honky Tonk Women back in 2013 which she recorded while she was in her 80s.
Back in 2013, she released a lifetime one-hour special Dear Mom, Love Cher, where the “Believe” singer spoke about the lessons that she had learned from her mother throughout her life. Especially growing up in the San Fernando Valley with her sister Georganne LaPiere Bartylak. The documentary went on to tell the whole story from Hold herself as well as several of her relatives. This included both Cher and Bartylak, as well as her grandchildren Elijah Blue Allman and Chaz Bono.
“She never gave me and my sister advice because, truthfully, she knew we’d never take it,” Cher said. “Instead, we learned about life by listening to her talk about the things she did wrong and the things she did right.”