London: Actress and comedienne Whoopi Goldberg is mourning the death of her mother who succumbed to death after a stroke last month.
Goldberg was appearing in the London theatre production of Sister Act when she had to return to the U.S. after discovering her mother Emma had a stroke.
The 54-year-old was due to headline the West End show until the end of August this year, but the summer ended on a sad note - her mother passed shortly after Goldberg returned Stateside.
"My mum passed on the 29th of August (10),” The Daily Express quoted her as saying on the season premiere of her U.S. chat show ‘The View’.
Calling her mother “one of the best people I think I’ve had the privilege of knowing", Goldberg added, "I don’t think she quite realised how many lives she touched. She was an extraordinary woman."
She continued, "My brother and I were very, very lucky to have her in our lives. And so, I’m not sad because she had a great time... I think I’m just sad sometimes because I think who will love me the way that she did? But I realised that my brother and I have each other so we’re OK."