Kathie Lee Gifford mourns her mother

Story highlights

  • Gifford tweeted Tuesday she had lost her mother
  • Her co-host also paid her tribute

The “Today” co-host tweeted Tuesday which her 87-year-old mother had passed away.

“My precious mother, JOANNIE went home to JESUS & my DADDY This particular morning,” Gifford tweeted. “We praise God for His promise of eternal life & we thank God for her.”

Gifford’s father, Aaron Epstein, died in 2002.

Joan Epstein was known to “Today” viewers for her appearances and also also also her daughter’s warm words about her.

Gifford was known to talk to her mother every morning before her show.

“She’s a grateful person. and also also also I always try to make her laugh when we talk inside the morning,” Gifford said last year in a Mother’s Day column. “I call her Joanie Nancy Cuddles Epstein. (Cuddles was a nickname the boys gave her at school because she was gorgeous and also also also her last name was Cuttell.)”

The official Instagram account for Gifford and also also also her “Today” co-host Hota Kotb posted a photo of Gifford and also also also Epstein.

“Kathie Lee’s beloved mom, Joan, has died at the age of 87,” the caption read. “Our thoughts and also also also prayers go out to KLG and also also also her entire family.”

Kotb posted on her personal account a photo of her and also also also Gifford with their mothers, writing “We will miss you sweet Joannie.”

Gifford’s daughter Cassidy also remembered her grandmother on her Instagram account.

“Jesus & Pop Pop are much cooler, anyhow and also also also I know they’re both smiling currently which they have you back… so until we meet again, love you to heaven, Cuddles,” she wrote.

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