Maggie Griffin, the mom of comic Kathy Griffin, died Tuesday. She was 99.
Kathy made the announcement on social media Tuesday night time.
“My Mother, the one and solely, Maggie Griffin, handed away in the present day. I’m gutted. My finest buddy. I’m shaking,” she wrote on Twitter and Instagram about her mom, who was a fan-beloved, wine-swilling presence within the comedian’s 2005-2010 actuality present, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-Checklist.” In her posts, Kathy included a photograph together with her mother, who’s seen hoisting a wine glass poolside at their LA dwelling.
Kathy, 59, despatched a shout-out to followers who appreciated Maggie, who was usually fodder for the comedian’s standup routines. “I’m so grateful you bought to be a part of her life. You really liked her. I do know it. She knew it,” she wrote. “She’s irreplaceable.”
The red-haired Irish comedian additionally couldn’t assist however observe the timing of her mom’s passing. “Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick’s Day,” she wrote.
Celebrities rolled out condolence messages, together with Chrissy Teigen, Sharon Stone, Aisha Tyler and Kris Jenner, whose daughter and son-in-law, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, had been the Griffins’ one-time neighbors.
“God Bless valuable Maggie and should she Relaxation In Peace … love you Kathy,” Jenner commented on Instagram.
“Your Mom was wonderful. Hilarious, welcoming, type. You’re your Moms daughter,” mentioned fellow comedian Caroline Rhea. “Though You possibly can’t see her She will likely be with you in your coronary heart thoughts and soul endlessly,” mentioned singer and dancer Charo.
In January 2019, Kathy acknowledged on social media that her mom had “quickly fallen into the throes of dementia,” including that she “was so sharp she all the time saved me on my toes. Her thoughts was so naturally fast, humorous, and sensible. Nobody might get something previous her. Watching that slip away so quick has been devastating.”
Maggie’s husband, John, died in 2007 at age 90.