Maria Menounos is mourning the loss of life of her mom, Litsa Menounos, who succumbed to her battle with stage 4 brain cancer on Sunday.
Maria, 42, confirmed the heartbreaking information on Instagram, sharing an intimate black-and-white photograph of herself hugging Litsa.
“RIP mother. 💔 god beloved her a lot he took her on greek easter,” the leisure reporter wrote, including in Greek, “Christ is risen mother.”
Within the wake of Litsa’s passing, Maria obtained a slew of messages from her well-known pals, together with Zoe Saldana, Nikki Bella and Brie Bella.
“RIP ❤️ sending you and the fam a lot love gentle and prayers. 🤍✨,” Nikki, 37, commented on Instagram, whereas twin sister Brie stated she was additionally sending the Menounos household “love and prayers!!!! 💛🙏🏼.”
Saldana, 42, supplied her “deepest condolences” to Maria and her family members.
The podcast host’s husband, Keven Undergaro, additionally posted a touching Instagram tribute to his late mother-in-law.
“Our hearts will at all times ache over your loss however you’ll by no means be forgotten,” Undergaro, 53, posted Sunday. “RIP my Litsa – God introduced you house on Greek Easter for a motive – we love you without end :(.”
Maria initially confirmed in 2016 that Litsa had a brain tumor. A 12 months later, the previous E! persona was additionally recognized with a brain tumor as Litsa continued to battle stage 4 cancer.
In late 2020, Maria revealed on her “Higher Collectively” podcast that Litsa’s brain tumor had grown.
“We bought some not-so-great information on Monday, I feel that’s Nov. 23, that my mother’s brain tumor was rising,” she defined on the time.
Throughout that very same episode, Maria revealed how each of her dad and mom had additionally been hospitalized with COVID-19.
“It has been an unimaginable problem,” she stated. “You’re employed so laborious to maintain your dad and mom wholesome and alive. I imply, not less than I’ve. To see one thing like this occur.”
Maria later expressed gratitude for all the help obtained.
“We’ve had unimaginable docs, unimaginable nurses, unimaginable pals, and unimaginable household, which have lifted up and helped us on this time,” she stated.