Actor and singer Tyrese Gibson is mourning the loss of his mother Priscilla Murray Gibson, who died after being hospitalized with COVID-19 and pneumonia. It was just last week that the Fast & Furious actor rushed offset to be with his mom and asked for prayers.
On Valentine’s Day, Gibson announced his mother’s death with a video posted to Instagram. In the clip, he strokes her hand while saying: “Rest in peace, Mom. You fought, Mom, you fought.”
He also tells her that he’ll hold her hand for the rest of his life.
“On behalf of my family and everyone who ever spent any time praying for my mother, this is the saddest moment of my life,” he began his caption on the social media site. “My sweet Valentine just passed away… May the Lord Jesus Christ and his angels open the doors of heavens and embrace her.”
Later in the post, Gibson stated that he and his family are “broken” before pleading for her to continue holding his hand from afar.
He wrote: “From here on I ask that you HOLD MY HAND MOTHER and never let my hand go… Like you held my hand as a child and a teen never let my hand go mother.”
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Even though he and his Fast and The Furious co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson had a difference of opinions and had public fueds before, The Rock put those differences aside and lent his support. He commented: “So so sorry about this brother. She was so proud of all you are and have become. Deepest condolences & love sent your way to you and your family.”
Tyrese’s announcement also hit home with his Baby Boy co-star, Snoop Dogg, who lost his mother in October.
“Stay strong I’ll come c u this week if u like to pray with u and hug u🌹🙏🏾💖,” Snoop commented.
In a follow up post, Gibson gave thanks to legendary jazz artist Kenny G, who played “Forever in Love” during an Instagram Live for Gibson and his mom while in the hospital.
“Dear @kennyg I will never ever forget what you did for our