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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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whatever3    

Maybe Robin will be next - one can only hope.

595 days ago
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Julie2    

For those hateful commenters, grow up and "do unto others as you'd have done unto you". It's terribly unkind to wish someone dead.

And FYI, Robin does not have cancer now. She had breast cancer years back and it is believed the treatment caused her rare blood & bone marrow disease, MDS. Look it up. However, untreated MDS does turn into cancer in many cases and is sometimes called pre-cancer, so it is treated agressively. She has a great prognosis and is in good shape to fight it. I am praying for the best for her and her family. We should all handle life's trials with such class and grace.

595 days ago
18.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Y'all know I am an equal opportunity hater but Robin Roberts is a class act. Stay strong baby, good karma comin' your way.

595 days ago
19.

Ferdinand    

My Condolence....

595 days ago
20.

Lynda Jones-owings    

Robin,

God will not put on you more than you can bare, hold on to his unchanging hands during this storm, it will pass. We are praying for you!!!

595 days ago
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systasoulja    

Blessings to Robin and her family. Trials and adversity will build you up to be more amazing woman than you are. May the spirit of comfort rest on you and your family...

595 days ago
22.

devilgirl    

Poor Robin. My heart goes out to her and her family. They seem like such a close and happy family. So much sadness right now for her.

595 days ago
23.

Cynthia    

Damn!

595 days ago
24.

Ravenwolf    

i really have no idea who she is, other than something to do with GMA...
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my condolences to a woman who is facing a life threatening disease and to lose her mother shortly before the fight of her life.i sinceraly hope she can make it through this trying time.

595 days ago
25.

Roberta    

Did she not know her mom was ill and dying? If she did she should have taken extra time off to be at her mom's side while she was ailing.
I really don't understand getting to your parent in the nick of time before their death, and not being there beforehand.

595 days ago
26.

SusanCF    

Oh no. Sending good thoughts to you and your family, Robin.

595 days ago
27.

CelticOne    

This woman can't catch a break.. my heart is aching for you. Be strong, I know it's easier said than done, but you do the best you can.

595 days ago
28.

alex    

how sad. ms roberts seems like a truly lovely woman.

595 days ago
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YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE    

OMG how much can one person handle? God Bless Robin.... my prayers and best wishes to you.

595 days ago
30.

gibbs    

So Sorry for the loss of your Mother,
Ms. Roberts. Best wishes to you and your sister for the upcoming medical treatments.

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