Actor Tom Hanks is mourning the passing of his beloved mother Janet Marylyn Frager, as she passed away at age 84.
The actor revealed the devastating news on social media, alongside a gorgeous throwback photo of his mum smiling into the camera.
Alongside the image he penned a heartfelt tribute to the woman who raised him.
“This beauty?” he wrote. “My mom."
He continued: “She was the difference in many lives. Many lives.
“We say goodbye to her today. Safe Crossing, Mom. Hanx.”
Her death occurred very close to Tom’s 60th birthday, which was on July 9, a fact that a few fans offering condolences were quick to point out.
“Sorry for your loss, and so close to your birthday Tom. Condolences.”
Another fan replied: “And we can thank her for all the lives made better by your peerless humanity. Millions and millions. She raised a fabulous son.”
Tom’s wife Rita Wilson also payed tribute to the woman who blessed her with her husband.
“This wonderful lady gave birth to my husband, and three other children,” she captioned the black and white photo.
“Thank you for bringing my love into the world. She is at peace now.”
Our hearts are with them both at this difficult time.
This story originally appeared on Woman’s Day.