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Maggie Griffin, TV star and mother of Kathy Griffin, dies aged 99

The 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List' star passed away on Tuesday.

2020-03-18

Maggie Griffin, mother of comedian Kathy Griffin, has died at the age of 99.

The TV star, who appeared in reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List from 2005-2010, passed away on Tuesday (17 March).

Announcing the news on social media, daugher Kathy, 59, wrote: "My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today. Hours ago. I am gutted. 

 
 
 
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My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today. Hours ago. I am gutted. She was my best friend. She was my family. You knew her. She appreciated you guys so much. I’m shaking. I won’t ever be prepared. Her point of view. So unique. We just GOT each other. I’m so grateful you got to be part of her life. You loved her. I know it. She knew it. She’s irreplaceable. I’m telling you right now, I am not doing well with this. I’m rambling now. Sorry. It truly feels like the end of an era. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick’s Day. I love you guys. KG

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"She was my best friend. She was my family. You knew her. She appreciated you guys so much."

"I’m shaking. I won’t ever be prepared. Her point of view. So unique. We just GOT each other."

Kathy, whose fans got to know her Irish-American mother during six season of her Bravo reality series, went on: "I’m so grateful you got to be part of her life. You loved her. I know it. She knew it. She’s irreplaceable.

"I’m telling you right now, I am not doing well with this. I’m rambling now. Sorry. It truly feels like the end of an era."

She added: "Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick’s Day."