Grieving Edward James Olmos shares news about his mother's death with a heartbreaking tribute
The 71-year-old American actor and director took to social media a couple of days following his mother’s passing, and his fans and colleagues replied with heartfelt words of condolence for his lost.
Edward James Olmos revealed that his 92-year-old beloved mother had died a week prior to his November 20 tweet, on which he featured a picture of himself side hugging the late Eleanor as both smiled to the camera.
“It’s taken me seven days to post this photo with this tweet because my heart hurt…” the “Mayas M.C.” star began his touching tribute to the woman who gave him his life. Read more on our Twitter account @amomama_usa
Olmos has built himself a name in Hollywood with several supporting roles in a career spanning 50 years, and he has received an Emmy and a Golden Globe, as well as an Academy Award nomination in 1988.
I used my voice!!!! Never seen so many people at my voting location! I went around thanking them for coming! Come on people get out and Vote! This one is really crucial!!! Let’s Vote!!! So Say We All! pic.twitter.com/6mJ90JuIFm— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) November 6, 2018
“My mother passed a week ago and this extraordinary lady will be missed by her 7 children, 24 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She was 92 years young. What an amazing life she gave us!!”
-Edward James Olmos, Twitter, November 20, 2018.
Following his sharing the sad news, many of his friends, followers, and co-workers dedicated supportive messages to the “Blade Runner” star in reply to his publication.
“My condolences Eddie… sending u all the love and blessings for ur loss. Just spent the day with my 91-year-old mom… every Tuesday when I’m here at home. I feel ur loss hermano,” wrote his co-star Raoul Max Trujillo.
Danny Pino, who also works in the “Sons of Anarchy” spin-off where Olmos plays the character Felipe Reyes, wrote loving words in Spanish to his colleague and friend.
Coco is on its way... pic.twitter.com/2pHeelPkBn— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) October 20, 2017
“Wishing you relief and sending you love and a big hug, my friend. From the Pino [Pinetrees] to the Olmos [Elms],” tweeted the actor.
Before news of Olmos’ mother’s passing broke, the “Selena” star was “killed” by an Internet death hoax, raising concerns among his numerous fans.
Because of Crossroads l'm 2000% vegan. Man I am so glad I did! pic.twitter.com/b5plWeE8BC— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) September 21, 2017
“He joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. He's still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet, said Olmos’ representatives on November 21, denying the rumors.
It’s taken me seven days to post this photo with this tweet because my heart hurt ... my mother passed a week ago and this extraordinary lady will be missed by her 7 children, 24 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. She was 92 years young. What an amazing life she gave us!! pic.twitter.com/5XAtJoj5Gc— Edward James Olmos (@edwardjolmos) November 20, 2018
Recently, the daughter of a high-profile late politician also took to social media to pay tribute to her father by sharing a picture from his grave.
On October 14, Meghan McCain, daughter of late Senator John McCain, who died in August at 81, took to her Instagram account to reveal how much she misses him and how Sundays are when she most feels his absence.
Her post, which features an image from the former US presidential candidate and war hero, has been liked by more than 43.000 people and has received many affectionate comments.