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Denise Richards' Mom Dies of Cancer

11/30/2007 6:29 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Denise RichardsAfter a long battle with kidney cancer, Denise Richards' mom, Joni, died this week.

Reps for the "Wild Things" star confirmed the sad news to OK! magazine. According to the mag, Richards, along with her young daughters and father, held a two-week hospital bedside vigil during Joni's final days.

Denise has endured a tumultuous family life, having been involved in a contentious custody battle with ex-husband Charlie Sheen, ever since they divorced last year.

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reggie    

sorry about your loss.

2517 days ago
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Euromum    

Oh that is so sad. My heart goes out to Denise and her family.

2517 days ago
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Shannon    

My condolences. : (

2517 days ago
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Kat    

First yeah.

2517 days ago
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Erin    

Denise and her girls are just beautiful, and seem like a lovely family. Hopefully, her girls will help her get through this. RIP Joni, and my condolences Denise & family.

2517 days ago
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Ayako    

That is SO sad. I knew she had been sick for a while, but you never really expect that. I just love Denise. My heart goes out to her & her family. :(

2517 days ago
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Chris    

Rip to Joanie! I wonder if Denise will take this opportunity for a photo op, as usual.....

2517 days ago
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Suzie    

She has not died, she has only moved on. Only her physical self is no longer here. Her footprints will remain in Denise's heart eternally.

2517 days ago
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reggie    

hey jay, next time just post a damn comment, i was first idiot. ha ha

2517 days ago
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Chris    

Oops...I also meant publicity, photos, ....whatever.... you can be sure we will know more about it than the "normal" passing of someone related to someone only famous for her wiles....

2517 days ago
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HEY IDIOTS!    

ugh that is sad. my dad just died of cancer in june and i was only 21. it is so a horrible disease - i feel for her.

2517 days ago
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cats    

RIP, Joni.

But..............Denise is going to exploit to heck out of this. I'm sure she'll call the paps for the perfect shots of her and the girls grieving.

2517 days ago
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Just wondering    

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom many years ago, just a few days before Thanksgiving. It hurts, it hurts like hell.

May God bless you, and help you through this.

2517 days ago
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just wondering    

...me #13.....yes, it is a horrible disease and a very painful time for families, sorry abt the passing of ur dad, my mom passed from it 4 yrs ago and the hurt is still fresh as ever...passing of a loved one is the worst experiece....no matter how!!!!!!

2517 days ago
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Amy    

Merit and Cats you are bitches.

2516 days ago
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