Wendy Williams announces the passing of her mom, Shirley Williams

Wendy Williams with parents Shirley and Thomas
Wendy Williams with her parents, Shirley and Thomas Williams.
Sad news to report, talk show host Wendy Williams’ mother, Shirley, died recently.

The odd thing is, the public is just now hearing about this. During a segment of her talk show on Monday, Dec 7, Williams said her mother died several weeks ago “beautifully and peacefully and surrounded by love.”

“My mom passed away many, many, many, many weeks ago,” the 56-year-old told her audience. “You know how you lose track of the day and time? All I know was it was a long time ago. The five of us, my mom, dad, my siblings, the five of us — she will always be here.”

“Gone is the best mother, the best girlfriend, that a girl could ever have,” she said, holding back tears. “I feel fortunate that I had her in my life all of my 56 years.”

Williams wasn’t the first to reveal her mom’s passing. Family friend, Courtney Brown, made the announcement in a now deleted Instagram post:

“One of my granny’s best friends for 83 years passed away… Mrs. Shirley Williams,” Brown wrote alongside a photo of Shirley with her grandmother. “Always available for my granny and our family, she flew in to share this beautiful speech at granny’s 100th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Williams is truly what the kids now call #CoupleGoals.”

No cause of death was not made available.

Stacey Mickles

Stacey Mickles is a native of Birmingham, AL and has worked as a lifestyle reporter and sports writer over the years.

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