Mother of Robin Roberts Passes Away

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Robin Roberts today.

The Good Morning America co-anchor - who is taking an extended leave of absence in order to receive a bone marrow transplant from her sister in response to a rare blood disorder - is now faced with a new personal tragedy:

Her mother passed away last night.

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Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts was 88 years old and the first African American to head Mississippi's Board of Education.

Roberts flew to Mississippi yesterday to be by her ailing parent's bedside and her GMA colleague George Stephanopoulos confirmed today that Robin did at least make it there in time to say goodbye.

A note was distributed to ABC staff members last night that referred to Robin's "beautiful and inspiring mother" and added: "It has always been clear where Robin got her strength, faith and spirit. You didn't need to look far."


Be strong. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You are my idol and inspiration


Sorry for your loss robin thoughts and prayers are with you !!!


To "o noes" at 1:02 PM....Do you not have an off/on switch for your TV or change your channel? You could even use the delete button on your keyboard, I am sure you have one of those. I am going thru some real bad issues and am drawing so much streghth from Robin right not, as are so many others I am sure. All I can think right now is SAME ON YOU! And I will add you to my prayer list along with Robin Roberts and her family.


How sad that there are cold hearted people who verbalize angry bird messages when someone is in pain. What Robin has on her plate we cannot fathom. May she find serenity in memories and faith in her journey. I believe in miracles strange as that may seem but God does guide mankind to perform for many of us the impossible dream. Peace be with Robin.


i am so sick of hearing about this woman's personal life.
if everyone who faced Similar Troubles was given as much press as her it would be insane.


Poor Robin. Losing my mom was the most horrific pain I have ever had to endure. Can't imagine having to deal with such a loss one week before her transplant. Hope her procedure goes well and may good health and peace come to her quickly. I didn't get the chance to say goodbye to my mom, either. I always said 'I love you' at the end of EVERY phone call and every time I saw her, so I am grateful for that. But I still haven't gotten over the fact that I never got to thank her for all the incredible things she did for me and just for being the best mom ever. It really haunts me. I'm glad Robin got to say goodbye and it sounds like her mother lived a long, fulfilled life.


My mom passed away 5 years ago. I didn't get to say goodbye to her.


Just as the sun will set then rise with each and every dawn, the souls of those who lived life well eternally live on. With heartfelt sympathy, your followers Dewey and Sandy Stevenson


I lost my mom in march so i know what she is going thru. one thing robin should be grateful for is that she got to say goodbye. i found my mom after she was already gone and never got to say "i love you" one more time. it will haunt me forever. tell ur mom u love her everyday while u can.

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