Tom Cruise’s mother dies at 80. He attends memorial at Church of Scientology
Tom Cruise’s mother passed away at 80. The Mission Impossible star attended a memorial service at a local Church of Scientology.hollywood Updated: Feb 14, 2017 13:56 IST
Actor Tom Cruise, who lost his mother, Mary Lee South, last week, attended her memorial service at her local Church of Scientology.
The Mission: Impossible star’s mother died peacefully in her sleep after battling health issues at the age of 80.
Cruise, 54, was joined by his three sisters, Lee Ann DeVette, 57, Cass Mapother, 55, and Marian Henry, 52, as well as other family and friends, reported People magazine.
South, who split from Tom’s father, Thomas Cruise Mapother III, in 1974, was using a walker and looked thinner than usual when she was last seen in Clearwater, Florida in May 2016.
Cruise, along with his mom moved to New Jersey when he was 16, after she got married to John “Jack” South in 1978.
The actor had a close relationship with his mom and she often attended his premieres.
The 54-year-old actor developed his passion for acting from his mom, who was a special-education teacher.
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