Aug 31 2012

Robin Roberts Mother Passes Away at 88

Mother of 'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts dies at 88. TODAY

Please join us in praying for Robin Roberts and her family.


These are tough days for Robin Roberts. The "Good Morning America" anchor's mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, died Thursday at the age of 88, her co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on the show Friday.

The sad news follows Roberts' announcement that she will be taking a medical leave to undergo a bone-marrow transplant after being diagnosed earlier this year with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow.

The 51-year-old had originally planned to start her leave after today's show but announced Thursday that she'd begin it a day early so she could fly home to Mississippi to be with her ailing mother.

On the show Friday, Stephanopoulos said that Robin "wanted to get home a little early to say goodbye to her mom. She made it home just in time."

He also described Lucimarian as "a woman filled with so much joy."

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9/1/2012 1:50:46 PM
Alana United States
god bless to The Roberts Family my god be with their family and bless them
9/6/2012 8:53:18 PM
Becky United States
When i heard Robins bittersweet goodbye to her mom i cried & cried. My dady passed away 1 1/2 yrs ago of MDS. I miss him so much. My most sincere condolences to To the Roberts family.
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