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Michelle Obama’s Mother Marian Robinson Dies


Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, has died at the age of 86 years old.

Following her death, Michelle Obama released a statement that read, “My mom, Marian Robinson, was my rock, always there for whatever I needed.”

“She was the same steady backstop for our entire family, and we are heartbroken to share she passed away today,” added Michelle Obama.

Former President Barack Obama released his own statement and wrote, “There was and will be only one Marian Robinson. In our sadness, we are lifted up by the extraordinary gift of her life. And we will spend the rest of ours trying to live up to her example.”

The cause of death has not been released.

Here’s what CNN reported:

Marian Robinson, the mother of former first lady Michelle Obama, has died, according to a statement from the Obama and Robinson families. She was 86.

“As a sister, aunt, cousin, neighbor, and friend to so many, she was beloved beyond words by countless others whose lives were improved by her presence,” the statement from Barack and Michelle Obama, Craig and Kelly Robinson, and their children said in part.

“She passed peacefully this morning, and right now, none of us are quite sure how exactly we’ll move on without her,” the statement said.

Michelle Obama posted on social media, “My mom Marian Robinson was my rock, always there for whatever I needed. She was the same steady backstop for our entire family, and we are heartbroken to share she passed away today.”

“There was and will be only one Marian Robinson. In our sadness, we are lifted up by the extraordinary gift of her life. And we will spend the rest of ours trying to live up to her example,” Barack Obama wrote on X.

Per BBC:

Marian Robinson, the mother of former US First Lady Michelle Obama, has died at 86.
In a statement, her family said that Robinson had died “peacefully” on Friday morning.

Robinson was a well-known fixture at the White House during the eight years of Barack Obama’s administration between 2009-17.

She spent much of that time taking care of her two granddaughters, Malia and Sasha, daughters to Michelle and Barack Obama.

In a statement posted on X, formerly Twitter, Mrs Obama called her mother her “rock, always there for whatever I needed”.

“She was the same steady backstop for our entire family, and we are heartbroken to share she passed away today,” she wrote.



 

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