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Paula Abdul is mourning the death of her mother, Lorraine Abdul, who passed away on Sunday (Jan 14). She was 85.

Entertainment Tonight” reports:

Although best known for supporting her daughter, Lorraine was a woman of many talents herself. She was a concert pianist, who grew up in one of the only two Jewish families in Minnedosa, Manitoba.

Lorraine was by Paula’s side for some of her biggest moments in the spotlight, including the day she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 1991. Paula’s sister, Wendy, was also there for the extra special occasion.

Paula took to Twitter earlier this week to share a sweet photo from her recent trip to Israel, where she explained the importance of living life to the fullest.



Sending love and prayers to Paula and her family during this difficult time.