Jennifer Aniston’s mother has died. According to People Magazine, Nancy Dow passed away at age 79 after battling illness for a long time. The actress released a statement confirming the news, though it’s unclear how close of a relationship Aniston and Dow had. Most news outlets described their relationship as being strained and as Dow being “estranged.”
“It is with great sadness that my brother John and I announce the passing of our mother Nancy Dow. She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness. We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss,” Aniston said in a statement.
Jennifer Aniston is said to be very upset over the loss, regardless of the status of her relationship with her mom. As many people have experienced, the loss of a parent is never easy.
“No matter how complicated and difficult the relationship between Nancy and Jennifer may have been, it is heartbreaking for any daughter to lose her mother. Nancy fought a very long battle, with many ups and downs, and Jennifer is grateful for the happy times they shared. She is pulling close to her husband and family and feels so supported by their love,” said a source.
Jennifer Aniston’s mom was also an actress. She starred inThe Beverly Hillbillies in 1966 and The Wild Wild West in 1967. Recently, Nancy Dow was in the 2004 drama Pure. Clearly, the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.