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Jennette McCurdy


Mom Dies

9/21/2013 12:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0920-mother-jennette-mccurdy-getty-ipadJennette McCurdy -- who plays Sam on Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat -- suffered a tragedy today ... her mom died.

We're told Jennette is devastated -- she was very close to her mother, Debra McCurdy.  Debra had been fighting cancer and was very ill.

McCurdy was supposed to host a big show in NYC this weekend -- Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, where the network goes dark for 3 hours and kids are encouraged to get out and play.  We're told she's cancelled the gig.

Debra had been battling breast cancer for 17 years.  It went into remission but returned and spread throughout  her body, including her brain in 2010.


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All Heart    

Our hearts go out to the McCurdy family. It's never easy to lose your mom, but a girl her age needs her mother to help her transition into adulthood.

368 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

God bless her. Watching someone you love fight cancer is a hard thing to do, but losing your mother to cancer is wrenching. As sorrowful as this is, and I am sure she is grief-stricken, I think the word "tragedy" is misused, her death was not unexpected. She fought the good fight. RIP.

368 days ago

Dead account Delete at will    

Sorry for her, clueless to who she is but sounds like a painful way to go and no one deserves that

368 days ago


That's awful :(......btw isn't that the girl you posted about dating a basketball player just a week or so ago?

368 days ago


Peace be with the family.

368 days ago


I will keep Jeanette and her family in my prayers,i can relate to the pain of losing a mother. I can see how much they loved each other deeply,i feel for Jeanette.

368 days ago


Debra had been Battling Breast Cancer for 17 years.................They Need To Find a Cure For Cancer

368 days ago

Mrs Jackson    

God bless her and her family . My kids love her show

368 days ago


Terribly sorry for her difficult to lose a parent. May she find peace in her heart sooner than later xo

368 days ago

bright eyez    

So sad .

368 days ago

Crazy Cat Lady    

My heart goes out to Jennette. I'm not familiar with her show, but I can certainly relate to the loss of her mother. I lost my mom 5 years ago and I still miss her terribly.

I hope Jennette is surrounded by supportive family and friends to help her through this.

368 days ago

Metta Worldhate    

I'll make you feel better.

368 days ago


God bless you Jeannette. So sorry to hear this, this is horrible news.

368 days ago


I have no idea who they are, but I truly feel for this young woman's loss. My sincere condolences to her and her family. BTW, she was really pretty, and so is her daughter...

368 days ago

Lucy in the Sky    

I feel her pain... I lost my mother nearly two years ago.. I don't think you ever get over a loss of a parent. She has a hard road a head of her..

368 days ago
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