Nile Rodgers is mourning his mum, Beverly Goodman, following her passing on Sunday.
The Stylish star took to Instagram to verify his mom has died after a battle with Alzheimer’s, together with a photograph of himself at his ailing mom’s bedside.
“My mother #BeverlyGoodman #RIP handed away round 6am at the moment,” wrote the 68-year-old musician. “I breathed a few of my 1st breaths together with her and he or she breathed a few of her final with me. My brothers and I’ll contact everybody quickly. At the moment I’m numb.”
Over the vacations, the Le Freak star opened up about not with the ability to join in individual with Beverly, as she was hospitalised below strict medical protocols amid the pandemic.
“The saddest a part of this #COVID vacation just isn’t with the ability to go to my #mother,” he posted on 23 December. “She’s all the time comfortable and entertaining even w late stage #Alzheimer’s. I’ve realized to redirect or not, so she’s by no means uncomfortable together with her reminiscence loss.”
Rodgers has been open in documenting his mum’s battle with the continual neurodegenerative illness, revealing there have been a number of instances of the sickness all through his household historical past.
Final yr, he informed the Press Affiliation that his mom was in denial about being recognized with the situation.
“She didn’t inform me and he or she was additionally affected by one of many frequent signs which is denial, she wouldn’t imagine it. Even now, now we have conversations and he or she says, ‘A minimum of I don’t have Alzheimer’s,'” the musician shared.