Cher appears to announce death of her beloved mum prompting outpouring of tributes

Cher appears to announce death of her beloved mum prompting outpouring of tributes

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Cher appears to have confirmed the death of her mother on Twitter - leading to an outpouring of tributes and love for the star.

The singer, 76 - who is usually an avid poster on the social media site - returned after a two day break to seemingly announce the death of her beloved mum Georgia Holt at the age of 96.

In a simple tweet, Cher posted 'Mom is gone' followed by a frowning emoji.

In September, the star had revealed that Holt was battling a number of health issues.

She told fans at the time: "Sorry I’ve Been MIA. Mom’s Been Sick Off & On. She Just Got Out Of Hosp. She Had Pneumonia. She’s Getting Better."

The following day, Cher updated her followers that her mum was now at home: "Home is the best medicine for her... she's getting better," she penned.

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Holt was an actress, songwriter and model in her own right and encouraged her daughter to follow her into showbusiness.

She had been married and divorced six times - remarrying her first husband John Sarkisian 19 years after they divorced, before divorcing him again.

Holt and John welcomed their only daughter Cher in 1946, with Holt going on to have another child, actress Georganne LaPiere with husband John Southnall.

Through Cher, Holt has two grandsons Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allma.

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Cher and her mum shared a very close bond.

In 2013, Cher executive produced a Lifetime documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher all about her mother's life.

The pair also duetted on single I'm Just Your Yesterday, for the rerelease of Holt's 1982 album Honky Tonk Woman in 2013.

Following Cher's announcement many of her 4 million Twitter followers left messages of condolences.

Actress Mary Helgenberger replied: "Oh Cher I’m so very sorry to hear that your beloved mother has passed. My heart goes out to you. What a blessing to have had her in your life for as long as you did. May she rest in peace."

US celebrity blogger Perez Hilton also reached out: "My deepest condolences. The biggest hug to you and your family! Your mother was a gem!"

Cher hit the headlines last week after confirming her romance with Alexander 'AE' Edwards, who is 40 years her junior.

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The superstar poked fun at her and her music executive beau's age gap during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show.

"Well, on paper it's kind of ridiculous," Cher admitted. "But in real life we get along great. He's fabulous and I don't give men qualities that they don't deserve."

Cher then proceeded to heap praise on her 'very kind' toyboy, adding: "He's very smart, he's very talented and he's really funny so - and I think he's quite handsome."

The Mama Mia star then said she'd been forced to date outside her age group because 'older men are not into her.'

"If I hadn't met younger men in my life, I would have never had a date, because older men just didn't like me all that much, do you know what I mean?"

Cher said she had been with a ;couple boyfriends' who were 'hovering around my age' but she got the feeling 'they just didn't like me for some reason.'