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Robin Roberts'

Mother Dies

8/31/2012 5:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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It's almost too much for anyone to bear ... Now we know why "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts left a day before her scheduled medical leave -- her mother died Thursday.

Roberts -- who will be taking several months off to undergo treatment -- including a bone marrow transplant -- for a rare blood disorder -- flew to Mississippi Thursday to see her 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, before she passed away.

Roberts -- who battled breast cancer and developed the blood disorder as a result of chemo -- will be getting the life-saving bone marrow from her sister, Sally-Ann. The procedure is scheduled for next week.

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Nancy    

My sympthay to you, Robin. Stay strong. You have people that love you.

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Straight Talkin Texan    

Uh, Roberts once HAD breast cancer, but she doesn't have it anymore. She's being treated for a blood disorder. At least that's my understanding.

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gamepro    

thats to bad and i hope she can fight through everything but she prob will take longer then we thought so she can grieve and recover from her mothers death

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Patti    

My heartfelt sympathy Robin to you and your family at this very difficult time. Stay strong as you are a huge fighter and have won one battle and will of course win this battle. My prayers are with you,

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Ella    

Bless her heart. She has endured so much pain and suffering over the past couple of years. And now the loss of her mother. I hope she stays strong during all of this. I have so much respect for her. I hope she conquers her bone marrow transplant and overcomes all of these obstacles.

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DopeLikeCoke    

When it rains, it pours. My condolences to Robjn and her family, as well as a speedy recovery for Robin herself.

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tt    

my heart goes out to robin and the roberts family

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Sandy    

So sad, How much can one take. I hope her mother is at peace and it may give Robin some comfort and she can concentrate on her journey

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not surprised    

My prayers go out to Robin and her family through this difficult time.

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Mary Ann McQueen    

God give her strength. He seems to be really testing her.

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Ace    

You will be together soon.

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Lee    

As one breast cancer survivor to another.....Hang in there and NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP!!!!
Heartfelt good and healing wishes to you and may God Bless you and yours.

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Red Lily    

Classiest woman on TV. Love you Robin. Praying for you and your family.

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Phishie from Philly    

Robin Roberts is a strong women and she's the type that will get stronger in challenging times. That is a hard thing to do and that is an inspiration for others. Hang in there and I wish you a speedy recovery.
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Phishie from Philly

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kensmith14738    

seldom have I seen someone hadle adversity with suvpch grace and conviction. she is THE role model for us all.

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