If you follow Cher on Twitter, you'll be aware that the singer is as iconic and as outspoken a celeb as you'll find on the social media platform.
The 76-year-old has not been afraid to share her thoughts on political matters in recent years - most notably her feelings on Donald Trump - and is a pretty active, if charmingly eccentric presence on Twitter.
In recent days, however, she was absent from social media and yesterday revealed the sad reason why: her 96-year-old mother Georgia Holt has passed away.
Earlier in the year, Cher had revealed that her mum had been battling an illness, tweeting in September: "Sorry I’ve Been Mia. Mom’s Been Sick Off & On. She Just Got Out Of Hosp. She Had Pneumonia. She’s Getting Better.’
She added: "Home is the Best Medicine For Her…She’s Getting Better. Thank All Of You For Your Prayers."
Now, friends and fans have been rallying around her to comfort her during this sad period of loss, including Hillary Clinton, actress Ellen Barkin and Irish musician Imelda May.
So sorry for your loss, my friend. Sending you all the 💚 in the world.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 11, 2022
Oh I’m so sorry.
Such a huge and painful loss.
I send love 🖤
— Imelda May (@ImeldaOfficial) December 11, 2022
I am so sorry. 💔💔💔
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) December 11, 2022
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) December 11, 2022
So sorry to hear this 💔
— Eric Stoltz (@ericstoltz) December 11, 2022
You can be other richest in the world but when you lose your mama you feel homeless. Remember she is only gone in body, not spirit. RIP and so sorry to hear this🙏🙏for your family.
— Kiki Melendez (@kikimelendez) December 11, 2022
Oh @cher I’m so very sorry to hear that your beloved mother has passed. My heart goes out to you. What a blessing to have had her in your life for as long as you did. May she rest in peace.
— Marg Helgenberger (@MargHelgen) December 11, 2022
Love you, Cher. So sorry for your loss. My mother was the reason I found you and your music. Something we bonded over. It’s never easy to lose someone you love. Thinking of you and your family. Sending love ❤️
— Raleigh Bowman (@RaleighBowman) December 11, 2022
I'm so sorry to hear that, Cher. Your mom was so proud of you. She couldn't stop talking about you when I interviewed her in 1988.https://t.co/hM10cncWyt
— Michael Weinfeld (@mweinfeld) December 11, 2022
Holt was herself a singer and dancer and made numerous TV and stage appearances with her daughter. She was married six times throughout her life, with two children - Cher and her half-sister Georganne LaPiere.