Cher’s mother, Georgia Holt, dead at 96

Cher’s mother Georgia Holt is dead at 96.

A representative for the music icon confirmed the passing to Fox News Digital.

The 76-year-old had previously tweeted out Saturday night, “Mom is gone.”

Cher, who frequently communicates through Twitter, shared in September that her absence from the social platform was due to her mother’s battle with pneumonia. 

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Cher's mother Georgia Holt passed away at 96.

Cher’s mother Georgia Holt passed away at 96.
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“Sorry I’ve Been Mia,” she wrote on Sept. 9. 

“Mom’s Been Sick Off & On.She Just Got Out Of Hosp.She Had Pneumonia. She’s Getting Better”.

Holt was also a singer and songwriter, releasing an ’80s pre-recorded album, “Honky Tonk Woman,” in 2013.  Cher was featured on the album with the song “I’m Just Your Yesterday.”

Georgia Holt had two daughters: Cher and Georganne.

Georgia Holt had two daughters: Cher and Georganne.
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In addition to Cher, Holt leaves behind Georganne LaPierre, 71, whom she shared with her second husband, John Southall. She has two grandchildren, Cher’s son Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman, known in the industry as P. Exeter Blue.

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Throughout her life, Holt was married six times, twice to her first husband and Cher’s biological father John Sarkisian. Both daughters were adopted by her third husband, Gilbert Hartmann LaPiere.

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