Sad news. On Monday, John Stamos lost his mother Loretta Stamos. The matriarch of his family passed away at the age of 75 and on Tuesday, Stamos took to social media to honor her. He posted a throwback picture of them when Stamos was just a baby and accompanied it with this lengthy tribute.
Loretta Stamos – 1939-2014 The love of my life passed away yesterday in her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. My mother had enough love to fuel a small country. She was truly one of a kind and will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her. A few weeks ago, I asked my mom if she remembered an inconsequential event - she simply replied, “I only remember the love." #Brokenhearted #Iloveyouthemost If inclined please donate to the charity, founded by my mother- The Vanguard Cancer Foundation.
A quick scroll through his Instagram feed and it's easy to tell that Stamos is a family man. In between the selfies of him and famous people (like Paul McCartney!) are frequent pictures of Stamos and his extended family. Sisters, nieces, nephews, and of course, his mother. Stamos and his mom were very close judging by the numerous photos he posted of the pair over the course of the last few years.
He took her to a Bruno Mars concert just a few months ago:
And here they are celebrating Christmas together:
Hanging at his mom's house:
Celebrating his birthday:
And meeting Elton John (with his sisters!)
But Loretta wasn't the only family member to make a frequent appearance on John Stamos' Instagram feed.
Here he is on a Disney cruise with his nieces and nephew:
Attending his nephew's graduation party:
Taking selfies with his sisters:
Teaching his youngest nephew how to be a rock star:
And letting his niece drive his BMW:
It's always sad to lose someone you love, especially when you're so family oriented. But the good news is that Stamos clearly has plenty of people he can lean on in this difficult time, and they can remember his wonderful mother together.
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