Written by Sarah Iasiello, May 27, 2016

Get the tissues out, Jennifer Aniston‘s mum, Nancy Dow has passed away. 🙁

“It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our Mother Nancy Dow,” the 47-year-old actress said in a statement this week. She continued, “She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness.”

Nancy suffered a series of strokes in 2011 that affected her ability to walk and speak.

While it’s been widely reported that Jen had a tumultuous relationship with her mum in the past, sources say she is still heartbroken.

Jen opened up about their strained relationship to The Hollywood Reporter back in January 2015, mentioning that there were years when they didn’t speak. “She was very critical of me. Because she was a model, she was gorgeous, stunning. I wasn’t. I never was,” Jen said. “I honestly still don’t think of myself in that sort of light, which is fine. She was also very unforgiving. She would hold grudges that I just found so petty.”

However, the actress added that she likes to think of herself as a forgiving person. Despite their issues, the former Friends star doesn’t hold any grudges.

“What’s the point of holding on to [anger]? That’s so toxic,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “We’re human beings. Human beings make mistakes. Human beings are not perfect. And by not forgiving someone, it’s not allowing human beings to evolve and become better people.”

Nancy, a mum of two was best known for her work in The Beverly Hillbillies and The Wild Wild West. She was married to Jack Melick from 1956 to 1961, before she wed John Aniston in 1965. The pair then divorced in 1980, when Jen was 9 years old.

Rest in peace, Nancy. 🙁

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