Devastation has hit Robin Roberts and her family. Just a day after she left ABC’s “Good Morning America” a day early, her mother Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts died on Thursday. “Sad to report, the 88-year-old died Thursday, “GMA” and Robin’s co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on Friday morning. “Robin did make it [home to Mississippi], to say goodbye,” he said.
In a note about “Robin’s beautiful and inspiring mother” that was distributed to ABC staff members Thursday night, Tom Cibrowski, senior executive producer of “Good Morning America,” wrote in part, “Robin arrived home with her sister Sally Ann forging through flooded and blocked roads to be with her beloved Mother in time to see her.”
Robin’s mom Lucimarian was the first African American to head the Mississippi Board of Education.
Recently ABC’s “The View” had Robin on with her mom, and Lucimarian was ecstatic to report, “I bought my first baby grand piano. And it’s in my small home. But I play it every day.” Robin said that hearing her mom play the piano was great comfort to her.
God bless Robin in her battle and good luck. Condolences to the Roberts family.
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