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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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Caleigh    

How much more can Robin take? At least she was able to say goodbye, If this was during her treatment would she have been able to leave the hosp?

God wanted her to be able to say goodbye and now God will get her through her treatment, she will recover be stronger than ever
Robin FTW for the win xoxoxo

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Virtual Insanity    

My sincere condolences to the Roberts family.

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YouDontSay    

Wow Robin this brings tears to my eyes. From one cancer survivor to another..Kick it's ass!

786 days ago
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Scotty    

Remember when reporters reported the news? They left their personal life at home, so much better then. When overpaid news readers share too much of their personal life, it gets tedious and boring.

And P. S . Every time Robin had her mother on the show, Robin was shaking like a leaf! Abusive parenting IMO!!!!

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Karen White    

My heart and Sympathy goes out to u and ur Family Robin.Your Mom was such a beautifulWoman. One thing we know for sure she doesn't have tobear anymore pain or worries.RIP. Ms.Roberts.

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SHANDRA    

THERE WILL BE GLORY, VICTORY & PRAISE AFTER THIS!!!!

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CloBird    

This is such sad news for Robin Roberts and her family. It is already a difficult time; now to endure the loss of a family matriarch is even more trying.

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Liz    

That's what happened to my mom. She was diagnosed at 60 with breast cancer. She had a mastectomy AND radiation and chemotherapy. She died at 65, not from cancer, but from leukemia which was caused by the chemo treatments. My heart goes out to Robin. This is just so sad.

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whymoi    

My sincerest condolences to Ms. Roberts and her family. And, may God's grace be with you all.

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seamus     

So sorry Robin. Love you.

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WatcherOne    

My heart goes out to all of her family. Here is to better days ahead Ms. Roberts.

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Page    

My heart goes out to you and your family. Stay strong and know that your mother is in a better place and she will always live in your heart everday. You stay strong for your surgery and know that she is there holding your hand.

G.

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Ashlyn    

That poor woman can't catch a break. This breaks my heart. My deepest sympathies go out to her during this hard time. I hope her procedure goes well and she has a healthy recovery. My thoughts are with you.

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LindaLou    

This "blood disorder" used to be called "pre-leukemia". My mother had it, then got a form a leukemia (AML) that has no cure, then died. A bone marrow transplant if very risky, but is the best shot to get rid of it if you survive it.

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Andrew    

Robin. Sorry about your mom. Glad you made it back in time..and glad you have a show where your co-workers actually care about their fellow worker. Take it easy. We'll see you when you are better. God bless.

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