Gary Oldman Mourns His Mother's Death
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The 'Darkest Hour' actor takes to Instagram to announce the passing of his mother at 98 years old.

AceShowbiz - Oscar winner Gary Oldman is mourning the death of his beloved mum.

The Darkest Hour star has posted a tribute to 98-year-old Kathleen on an Instagram account the actor shares with his wife, Gisele Schmidt.

"It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Kay Oldman, Mother of Gary Oldman, Jacqueline Wyles, and Maureen Lesley Bass," the statement reads.

"Kay was a woman of great talent and mirth, keeping her loved ones smiling with her quick wit and ready repartee until the end. For her family and friends she was a source of warmth, inspiration, amusement, support and she will be deeply missed."

Kathleen Oldman 1919 - 2018 It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Kay Oldman, Mother of Gary Oldman, Jacqueline Wyles, and Maureen Lesley Bass. Kay was a woman of great talent and mirth, keeping her loved ones smiling with her quick wit and ready repartee until the end. For her family and friends she was a source of warmth, inspiration, amusement, support and she will be deeply missed. We were very fortunate to have her in our lives and were given time to say goodbye. The past few days have been heartbreaking but also filled with love, laughter, and celebration of a life fully lived. We mourn and grieve but loved ones never leave us as long as we keep their memories with us. Kay touched so many of us, so she goes on in our thoughts and in our hearts! The family requests privacy in their time of mourning and we thank you for the outpouring of love on her and our behalf.

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"We were very fortunate to have her in our lives and were given time to say goodbye. The past few days have been heartbreaking but also filled with love, laughter, and celebration of a life fully lived. We mourn and grieve but loved ones never leave us as long as we keep their memories with us. Kay touched so many of us, so she goes on in our thoughts and in our hearts!"

Back in March, Oldman had a special message for his mum, who was watching at home in England, as he picked up his first Oscar in Hollywood, stating, "Thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on, I'm bringing Oscar home."

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