Jennifer Love Hewitts mother has died from cancer at the age of 67

This news really made me feel for Jennifer Love Hewitt, and to identify with her. Her mother just passed from cancer at the age of 67. My mom is around that age, and I can’t imagine how devastating it would be to lose her. So I’m thinking of J.Love and hoping that she’s ok. Jennifer’s mom moved to L.A. from Texas when Jennifer was just 10 in order to help her daughter pursue an acting career. The two were particularly close, and Jennifer lived with her mom until she was into her 20s. The last photos we have of the two of them together are from this Mother’s Day just a month ago. (They’re the photos with both Jennifer and her Mom in white dresses.) So they probably spent a lot of time together and this has got to hit her hard. Here’s more:

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s biggest supporter has died.

The actress’s mom Patricia, 67, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, Hewitt’s rep announced in a statement.

“Her family mourns her loss,” the rep says. “She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided.”

Hewitt, 33, who kept her mom’s illness private, appreciated her acceptance of the career decisions she made.

For example, the actress’s mother was able to find her role as a prostitute on The Client List “hilarious,” Hewitt joked two years ago.

“She was like, ‘So let’s review … For 15 years people have been talking about your boobs. Earlier this year, you wrote about your hoo haw in a book. Now you’re playing a crack ho on TV.’ She was like, ‘Do you think maybe you could do an animated movie next?’ “

[From People]

I checked J.Love’s twitter account, and she normally tweets constantly, but she went quiet a few days ago and her last tweet is on June 11. She said she was headed to Monte Carlo at that time, and OK! reports that she flew back to L.A. after her mother passed. This is sad news, and I hope Jennifer has friends and family around her for support.

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  1. Katie says:

    Condolences to Jennifer and her family. Losing a loved one is heartbreaking.

  2. Maritza says:

    How sad…I hope Jennifer is doing ok.

  3. JudyK says:

    Her mom looks healthy in the above pics…so very sad.

    I think Jennifer Love Hewitt is beautiful. It would appear her mom was her best friend…I know my mom is mine.

    • Tiffany says:

      Her mom does look well in those photos! For Jennifer to be out of town, it makes me think it happened suddenly.

      Wow, that is so sad. Thoughts and best wishes going to Jennifer right now.

  4. cmc says:

    This breaks my heart 🙁 So sad for Jennifer, hope she has a lot of support. I just got in a dumb fight with my mom this weekend, tabs I’m definitely going to call her an apologize now :-/ love your mommies, folks.

  5. brin says:

    Sad news…hope Jennifer is doing ok and surrounded with family & friends.

  6. lucy2 says:

    Sorry to hear that, condolences to their whole family.

  7. Dorothy#1 says:

    So sad! My dad passed away suddenly and it is life changing. Healing thoughts to Jennifer.

    • Sunny says:

      My Dad died at 49 of a massive heart attack.He raised me and made me laugh just like that pic of her laughing.It almost broke my heart looking at that are right,it’s like a semi crashed into your life.I hope she has support.So so sad.Im also sorry for your loss.

  8. cd says:

    that’s sad, my other half lost his mother to lung cancer a year ago, aged 63, 6 weeks from diagnosis until she passed away.

    my aunt died of breast cancer in april this year, aged 69, after a long battle.

    i hate cancer.

    condolences to her family.

    • TXCinderella says:

      Cancer sucks! My son’s father died of brain cancer three years ago, and I’m still devastated. We were divorced at the time of his death, but we stayed friends. His death shook me to the core. Can’t imagine how it would be to lose my mom, she’s my best bud. My condolences to Jennifer and her family.

  9. Katyusha says:

    I too, can’t imagine life without my mom, so Jennifer, you have my deepest condolences 🙁

    So sorry.

  10. Launicaangelina says:

    Sad. Poor Jennifer.

    My mom and I are so close. Mom turned 70 on Tuesday and I actually teared up in my car, in a drive thru line, thinking about how the years are passing and that I want my mom to be around forever. I’m thankful my mom is healthy and has no major issues but you never know… I think it also hits hard because my grandma died at age 77. 77 scares me…

  11. paola says:

    Those pictures of mother and daughter hanging out together are just beautiful.. I hope she’ll remember her mother with some really nice memories and with that beautiful smile. I am really sorry for her loss.

  12. A. says:

    I love my mother so much… I can’t hardly imagine the pain she’s going trough. Deepest condolences…

  13. Darlene says:

    I am unexpectedly very sad for her. My mom survived aggressive breast cancer 27 years ago and I am SO SO lucky to still have her here. I am so sorry for Jennifer Love’s loss. 🙁

  14. TheOriginalKitten says:

    So effin sad. My heart breaks for her. I’m 33 and my momz is about the same age. She is my idol and my best friend. I dread the day when she’ll no longer be on earth…poor Jennifer 🙁

  15. Jayna says:

    I lost my mother. It changes you forever no matter the age. Jen will never get the chance to share being a mother with her mother. No one loves you like your mom and cares so much about the most boring (to others) details of your life. Very sad news.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      My eyes are tearing up reading this, Jayna. Sorry for your loss 🙁

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Mom’s are GOLD. They correct and teach you when you hate them for it, and they still love you.

      I don’t know how I’d live without my Mom. But I guess I’d better figure it out, huh?

      DON’T WANT TO.

  16. Evie says:

    I feel so sorry for her. I lost my mother at 14 to cancer. . . one of the hardest things I’ve ever gone through.

    • Chaz says:

      I am so sorry Evie. To go through that at such young age must have been devastating. My heart goes out to you.

  17. Aubra says:

    I hope she pulls through and stays well. Losing your mother is hard to imagine no matter how sick you see her get.

  18. johnnybadboytapia says:

    I hope that she is around ppl that loves her and loved her mom. it is so hard to face something like this. I hope that she has the support she needs to make it through this sad time. 🙁

  19. grabbyhands says:

    This broke my heart-the loss of a parent is devastating.

  20. Anmelt says:

    I feel so sad for her. They look so close.

  21. Choupette says:

    My heart goes out to the poor thing. *hugs*

  22. ahoyhoy says:

    I actually shed tears for JLH today, who normally gets on my nerves.
    She was SO CLOSE with her mother. Their closeness is thought to be JLH’s problem in relationships w/ men—Nobody can come close to how much her mother loved her. It happens to many people with very loving parents;they can never find a love as satisfying.

    I hope JenLove has lots of friends & family to help her through her terrible loss. cancer is the worst. Poor girl.

  23. jc126 says:

    Condolences to her, and to all who’ve lost a parent. It’s so awful.

  24. aims says:

    I can very much relate to this. My mom has stage four breast cancer, it has spread to her liver and bones. Words can not express the sadness to see the most important person in your life slipping away.I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. The worst part of this whole ordeal, is feeling helpless. It’s like your in a living hell, and your can’t get out. My prayers are with Jennifer right now. When someone in your family gets sick, everyone gets sick. So sad.

    • Susan says:

      I’ll say a prayer for your family. Stay strong and try to savor the time you spend together. I know that’s easier said than done. I’ve been there.

      My condolences to JLH during this tragic time.

    • Jayna says:

      It is a living hell. I cried more (it felt like all the time) during my Mother’s stage IV diagnosis and next seven months of hell for her (it was in her brain also) than I did after she died. Trying to buy her time through treatment and feeling so helpless almost destroyed me. But her grace and bravery during the battle will stay with me forever. The loss does get easier with time. Hang in there and savor every moment with her.

      • Aqua says:

        My heart is just breaking for you and your family and I know that their is nothing at this moment that will make it better or will take away your pain except I too have been where you are now.Try to be strong and take it one day at a time and try to surround yourself with people who are loving and supportive and who can help you through the difficult times.Sending you my prayers also.

      • aims says:

        It’s weird, I haven’t really sat down and cried yet. Your right, trying to buy time with treatment. My mother has this endless lists of medication. Your days are filled with doctor appointments, when you get cancer, the cancer becomes your life. She’s always been so active, now she spends her time on the sofa. It’s heartbreaking.

    • Aqua says:

      Your just too busy trying to cope/deal with it all.The tears will come in time.For me it way months after my mothers death when I was walking through a store and it was close to Mothers Day and the store had a display of MD cards.I just walked out with tears rolling down my cheeks.

    • Happy21 says:

      Having been there, I am sending positive thoughts your way 🙂

      • aims says:

        Thanks everybody for your kind words and support. I’m a private person, but this story hit a nerve. Thankfully she’s still here, and we’re taking each day as they come. A good sense of humor can really save your behind, another lesson I learned from momma 🙂

  25. Toyin says:

    I really feel sorry for her. I lost my dAd when I was seven years old. Am nineteen now and I still miss him. I pray I won’t lose my mum till I have grandchildren. My condolences to Jennifer.

  26. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to Jennifer.

  27. Happy21 says:

    I doubt JLH reads this but in the event that she does. I am terribly sorry for her loss.

    I lost my mum to lung cancer at Christmas 2010. She was 59 and I was 32. Its so tough and so sad. She was my sister’s best friend and she is so lost without her. I miss her like crazy and go months sometimes without being sad but then something will remind me of her and I will cry for days. It maybe wouldn’t be so hard except that she didn’t even fight. She wouldn’t quit smoking and she declined treatment and just chose to die. THAT was the hardest part.

    • Aqua says:

      My mother was 63 when she died of Ovarian cancer and I miss her and think of her daily.My children only have vague memories of her because they were little but her children and grandchildren meant the world to her.My oldest child is graduating from High School this weekend and we would give anything and everything for her to be there.Their are no surviving grandparents from my husband side of the family as they both died before the grandchildren were born.

      I’m sorry to hear that your mother gave up I’m sure she had her reasons what ever they may have been. Yes. I know that it doesn’t make it any easier.I’m sending you a great big *HUG*

      Condolences to JLH family and friends.
      Boy I hope tomorrow their is some happy news.I could use some.PSS EVERYONE! CALL your mom if your lucky enough to have one!

  28. Orange Cone says:

    My deepest condolences to Jennifer and her family.

    You know, maybe this is why she may have been desperate to find a mate so that her Mom could see her walk down the aisle and play with her grandchildren. I mean, that’s what my Mom and Grandma want before they die. And this is in no way a jab at Jennifer, just a thought…

  29. Alex'sMommy says:

    Everyone is breaking my heart. I am so sorry for all of your losses and for all of you dealing with cancer in one way or another. My condolences for Jennifer love Hewitt as well. I am going to call my mom now and tell her how much I love her, and thank God I can.

    • Chaz says:

      My thoughts exactly! When I think of a close call my mom had – not with cancer but with meningitis- the thought of not having her is too much to bear. I have tears thinking of it and hearing everyone’s stories here. I am 31 and can’t imagine the loss getting any easier with age.

  30. thetruthhurts says:

    I am so sorry for Jennifer. Her relationship with her mom was how all of ours should be. It breaks my heart that she was not able to be there when her mom died. Leads me to believe she did not expect it to happen at that time or so soon.

    This was the saddest comments section ever. Just reading all of your thoughts about how we all love our moms, brings tears to my eyes. Don’t we all wish our moms could live as long as we do? I love my mom, she is my angel. We have such great times together, and it’s nice when we are out together and people say, “aww seeing you two makes me miss my mom.” Call & hug your moms girls! We wont have them forever…

  31. ol cranky says:

    My condolences to her. It’s never easy losing your mommy – not even when you’re 40 (my mom passed a few years ago and I’m still a bit miffed about that because I could really use her most days).

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Dammit, ol cranky, you’re making me cry! I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mum.

      • ol cranky says:

        just remember, it’s never too late to tell her she was right about something (just make sure she knows that you’re annoyed and only admitting it begrudgingly). My mom used to crack up when I’d call her and say “goddammit you were right” about something she said when I was a teenager or in college but I always let her know I was only telling her because I was cheesed about it.

  32. iloveretro says:

    Losing a loved one to this insidious disease is one of the most difficult things to go through. Deepest condolences to Jennifer and her family.

  33. Kim says:

    My love & prayers to her and her family.

  34. the original bellaluna says:

    I am so, SO very sorry for her. I can’t imagine my life without my Mum at ANY AGE.

  35. Jordan says:

    My heart goes out to her and her family.

  36. Issa says:

    Heart goes out to the stories on here. Give your mother a hug or call her. No one will ever love us as much as our mothers 🙁

  37. dj says:

    Peace and love to Jennifer. Be gentle with yourself right now.

  38. vitaly says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Jennifer and her brother, Todd! They are true friends will leave them in their grief and bereavement mom! Always served a helping hand in such a difficult time for them!