Jennifer Aniston’s mother Nancy Dow died at age 79, two weeks after she reunited with the actress.
A report from In Touch Weekly said that Jennifer Aniston’s estranged mother Nancy Dow passed away after suffering a series of strokes.
The 47-year-old actress reportedly paid a visit to her estranged mother after five years of not meeting. Nancy Dow had lost the ability to talk and walk for quite some time before she died in her North Hollywood apartment on May 15. A source said that the woman has been “sick, frail and alone.”
“The last time Jen saw her was in 2011 after Nancy had a stroke,” an insider dished out, saying that she was accompanied by Justin Theroux. “Jen must have had a wake-up call and wanted to see her mother one last time before she passes.”
The source added that though Jennifer Aniston and mother Nancy Dow will never bond again, the “Just Go with It” actress’ move to pay a visit to her dying mother may be a sign that she has reconciled with her.
Jennifer Aniston meanwhile confirmed the news through a statement she released via Us Weekly.
“It is with great sadness that my brother John [Melick] and I announce the passing of our mother Nancy Dow,” Jennifer Aniston said. “She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness. We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss.”
The Hollywood Life said that Jennifer Aniston and her mother Nancy Dow have been in a feud for also two decades now. The 79-year-old mother was not invited to Jennifer Aniston’s wedding with Justin Theroux as well as her marriage with previous husband Brad Pitt.
Jennifer Aniston has also received flak from critics after she refused to extend help to her ailing mother.