Nicolas Cage’s mother has passed away at the age of 85 after battling mental health issues for many years.
Joy Vogelsang died in her hometown of Los Angeles after being in the hospital for two weeks, Nicolas’ brother Christopher said.
The 57-year-old actor had just started working on the film The Retirement Plan when his mom died on May 26.
A source told The Sun: “Joy had been in the hospital for two weeks when she died and hadn’t been well for a while. She had a hard life but she was very kind and just really beautiful, a great cook and very charismatic. The funeral hasn’t happened yet because there is a backlog due to Covid.
“We’re hoping that Nic will be able to make it for the funeral now that it has been postponed because he is out of the country at the moment shooting a movie.”
The source added: “Joy was incredibly proud of her sons and their achievements, she was a very affectionate woman.”
Christopher announced the heartbreaking news on Facebook, writing: “My mama died at 10:33pm 5/26. I was with her all day but left for a couple hours and missed her passing by a couple hours so wasn’t able to hold her hand to give her my love and affection before her journey to peace land. My Mama Died tonight!!!!
“She had a very hard life with mental health issues. In all of that painful emotional chaos she still managed to teach me something super important. My mama lioness told me, her middle son cub, that I was affectionate. I was very embarrassed by the term affection. I thought it was a bad thing, a something to laugh at thing. Mama lioness looked at me deeply and said affection was a good thing and don’t let others embarrass me for being naturally affectionate.”
He added: “My dear sweet mama died tonight at 10:33pm. Thank you for all your prayers and being wth me the last few days. As weird as all this digital friendship is, as the former “DigiVangelist” knows, it actually can mean something if it comes form the heart. Bless you all.”
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