Fans are sending their love and support to Kathy Griffin after the comedian's mother, Maggie Griffin, died at the age of 99. Griffin announced the sad news with her followers on Twitter Tuesday night, revealing that her mother had died earlier that day.
"My Mom, the one and only, Maggie Griffin, passed away today. Hours ago. I am gutted," Griffin wrote in an Instagram post. "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."
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"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 continued. "Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick's Day. I love you guys."
Griffin shared a similar message to Twitter, the sad news prompting her fans to immediately react with messages of support.
"They don't make women like Maggie Griffin anymore," Yashar Ali wrote. “You were an amazing daughter and showed her a whole new world outside of Oak Park. I feel so lucky that I got to spend time with her.”
Oh Kathy. I am so, so sorry. We love you.— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 18, 2020
"Oh Kathy! I am so sorry. So sorry," actress Selma Blair replied to Griffin's Instagram post. "She was always making me laugh when I watched you two. This grief will be deep. And hard. I am sure. Feel it. It will lessen. And she will be in every bottle of white you open. And everywhere else you find her spirit ... sending strength. And massive hugs."
"I love that she went out in an Irish flame of glory!" added one fan. "I'm sending my love and condolences. Maggie might have been one of my most favorite people in the world, besides and Nanny and Poppy! I love you Kathy."
"We are SO sorry for your loss, Kathy," commented another person. "Thank you for sharing your mom with us! We will forever 'tip it' just for Maggie. Love, The Strouse Family XOXO."
"Lots of love to you and your entire family," wrote another follower. "Thank you for letting us have her in our lives as well. Griffin women are irreplaceable. We love you."
"Your relationship has been such a shining example of mother daughter devotion and it was so special that you let us into your lives to see it," reacted somebody else. "I'm sorry your mom is no longer here for you to hold. I wish you space to grieve and endure your way through this heartache day by day, moment by moment."
We loved her. ❤️❤️❤️— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 18, 2020
"Our Maggie!!!!" added another person. "My condolences Kathy. She's at peace now. Everyone loved her dearly. She's tippin it with Jesus now."
"Omg Kathy, my heart breaks for you right now," wrote somebody else. "Maggie was one of a kind! I’m so sorry! sending you love and strength."
"There's no way to truly prepare yourself for this kind of loss," acknowledged another. "She was so loved and your bond will not be broken."
"We love you. We loved your mom. We are here to support you through this time, and always," added one.
"What a lovely, full life and a great lady!" tweeted one person. "Hang in there, Kathy."
Kathy, condolences to you & your family 😢💔 Following you, I felt like I did know your mom. This was exactly her “style”, to leave this place on such a spectacular day 💚🍀 Very sorry for your loss ~ thank you for sharing her with us. RIP Maggie 🌻🙏 pic.twitter.com/30IaFG7f7q— Dorrie 🌺 (@Shamrock93) March 18, 2020
"So sorry for your loss, Kathy," added another fan. "Rest in Peace Maggie, may your box of wine be full always."
"So so sorry Kathy! Love prayers and peace to you and your family," commented somebody else on Instagram. "She was a riot and the reason I always had a box of wine in my fridge haha."
"I'm so sorry Kathy!" added one person. "Your mom was an absolute legend and she will be dearly missed sending you love in this tough time."
"Kathy, there were so many of us who felt such a connection to your mom. Many of us who never got a chance to meet her, but who knew her through friends, through your shows, through you," responded another follower. "She will be missed and know that she made such an impact on many people. Tip it in heaven, sweet Maggie."
"I am so sorry. RIP Maggie," tweeted somebody else. "I'll be having some wine in her honour tonight.”
My heart breaks for you I know how painful it is to lose a mom. I am so sorry. Maggie was a beautiful and amazing woman who touched so many lives. She will be greatly missed. Keeping you in my heart and in my prayers ❤ pic.twitter.com/1ImQaW7987— Rylands Shookie Cookie😱🍪 (@btvsvixen) March 18, 2020
"So sorry [Kathy Griffin]," wrote another fan. "Thank you for sharing maggie with us and the world. She was/is such a wonderful women."