More Sad News About Robin Roberts: Her Mom Dies. The GMA Co-Anchor, Who Is On Medical Leave Herself, Made It To Her Mom's Bedside Just Before Her Mom Passed E! Online
"These are tough days for Robin Roberts," reports E! Online. "The 'Good Morning America' anchor's mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the age of 88, co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on the show Friday."
The story continues, "The sad news follows Roberts' announcement that she will be taking a medical leave to undergo a bone-marrow transplant after being diagnosed earlier this year with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow."
The story adds, "The 51-year-old Roberts had originally planned to start her leave after today's show but announced Thursday that she'd begin it a day early so she could fly home to Mississippi to be with her ailing mother. On the show Friday, Stephanopoulos said that Robin 'wanted to get home a little early to say goodbye to her mom. She made it home just in time.' "
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