Georgia Holt, singer, actress, and Cher’s mother, passed away. She was 96.
On Twitter on Saturday night, Cher announced the news by tweeting, “Mom is gone.” There is currently no available information on the cause of death or the precise date of passing.
Following some ongoing health issues, Holt had been hospitalized in September with pneumonia.
The popular singer-songwriter, actress, and model best known for her roles “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “I Love Lucy,” and “Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater”. She also appeared in several films including “A Life of Her Own,” “Watch the Birdie,” “Grounds for Marriage” and “Father’s Little Dividend.”
Holt recorded her country album “Honky Tonk Woman,” which was later released in 2013 and recorded a duet titled “I’m Just Your Yesterday” with her daughter, Cher. She was also the subject of the 2013 Lifetime documentary “Dear Mom, Love Cher.
Holt was born Jackie Jean Crouch on June 9, 1926, in Kensett, Ark. She was married and divorced six times throughout her life and remained in a relationship with Craig Spencer from 1976 until her death.
Holt and Cher’s father, John Paul Sarkisian, were married from 1946 to 1947, later remarrying in 1965 and divorcing again in 1966.
Holt is survived by her two daughters, Cher and Georganne LaPiere; her partner, Spencer; and her grandchildren, Chaz Bono and P. Exeter Blue I.