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Tuesday 10 June 2014

Samantha Jade's Mother Jacquie Gibbs Dies

Samantha Jade - the Australian singer who won X-Factor Australia in 2012 - has released a statement following the death of her mother, who lost her battle with brain cancer on the weekend.

In her statement, Samantha spoke of her mother's grace and strength.

“Our beautiful mother Jacqueline Deans Gibbs passed away peacefully with family by her side,” she said in the statement.

“She fought til the very end with the strength and grace by which she lived her life and will be deeply missed.

“We appreciate your kind words, prayers, and respect for our family during this very difficult time.”

The beautiful and talented singer moved back to Perth to help care for her mother earlier in the year. Jacquie Gibbs died on June 8 surrounded by family. She was only diagnosed in February this year.

RIP Jacquie Gibbs. So sad.

Samantha's friend, American singer songwriter Zac Poor, posted this incredibly beautiful photo of Jacquie below on his Instragram, with this caption:

4 hours ago
Rest In Peace My Jacquie You will be extremely missed pretty lady :) Thank you for all the work you have done in my life and the countless others you have helped over the years. Your work here is far from over. The lessons you have taught will live in all of us. You have been one of greatest teachers I've ever known. I promise we will all try our very best to live this life as beautiful as you said it could be. And I promise to love your beautiful daughter and family through it all! Thank you for blessing my life! Love you! Wink ;) - Your Zachy

Photo: Zac Poor - Instagram

Samantha posted this photo below of her mother on Mother's Day last month, with this caption:

1 month ago
Happy Mother's Day to all the incredible mothers out there ! There is just nobody like your mum . I am so grateful to spend today with my angel on earth my mummy :) love you more than words . X

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