Singer songwriter Morrissey’s Dublin born mother Elizabeth Dwyer has sadly died following an illness.
The former Smiths frontman confirmed the sad news in a message on Morrissey Central this morning.
He had asked for people to pray and hope for the Crumlin woman’s recovery in a message six days ago.
Elizabeth’s funeral mass is set to take place in Dublin in the near future, with Morrissey saying that “all are welcome” to celebrate his beloved’s mother’s life.
She is understood to have been in her 80s.
The message from Morrissey reads: “Morrissey’s very beloved mother – and best friend, Elizabeth Dwyer, has passed away.
“A service will be held in Dublin where Elizabeth was born.
“All are welcome.”
A librarian, Elizabeth Anne Dwyer was born in Holles Street hospital, and was very close to her musician son.
She was often recognised by fans due to her attendance at his gigs throughout the decades.
Six days ago, in a message to fans, Morrissey said: “With this broken voice I beseech you, my friends, to offer prayers of hope and prayers of intercession for the recovery of Elizabeth Anne Dwyer, who is my mother, who is in trouble, and who is the sole reason for all the good and motivational things in my life.
“I ask particularly my friends in Chile, Mexico, Italy, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, the United States, Ecuador, Israel and Ireland to offer their prayers for Elizabeth – for she is all I have, and our collective pleas of petition might wake the sleeping gods.
“She is me, and without her vahaan koee kal hal … there is no tomorrow. I ask no more of you… for there could be no more to ask.”
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Funeral details are expected to be released in the coming days.
Source: Celebrity News Ireland