Simon Cowell Devastated After The Passing Of His Mother Julie at the age of 89.
Our deepest condolences to Simon Cowell and his brothers on the passing of their mother Julie at the age of 89.
A spokesman on their behalf said "Today our beloved mum Julie passed away. Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she was. We are heartbroken and will miss her terribly, but she is now at peace."
Simon Cowell with his mum Julie at an RSPCA dog show in Patcham.
A spokesman for the family added: 'We would like to thank the media for kindly respecting Julie's privacy throughout and we politely request continued privacy for the entire family at this particularly difficult time.'
Simon was said to be “completely heartbroken”.A friend of the family revealed:
“Simon is absolutely devastated.“His mum was the most beloved person in his life and they were incredibly close.“But at least she got to see him settle down and start a family which was one of the great wishes of her life.
Simon Cowell with his brothers and dad Eric celebrating Julie's 70th birthday.
“Julie had been unwell for some time and she was in a home. But Simon and his brothers were in constant contact with her and the family remained very close.
Simon is said to be completely heartbroken.
Julie died of a stroke and had spent time in a London hospital recently, a family source said last night.
Simon's brother Tony said on Twitter: 'Very sad night tonight. We will all miss Mum so very much. She was the heart and soul of our family.'
Understandably the X Factor auditions due to start tomorrow in Manchester have been cancelled.
A spokesperson for Syco said 'They were due to start today and carry on into Tuesday and Wednesday. Today's have been cancelled and we have not made any decisions beyond that.
Just announced: Auditions will start on Wednesday, continuing on Thursday.
Our condolences to Simon and his family at this sad time.