Kim Cattrall announces the death of her mother Shane with heartbreaking message

Kim Cattrall's beloved mother, Shane, has passed away at the age of 93

Kim Cattrall announces death of mother Shane with heartbreaking message
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Kim Cattrall has announced that her beloved mother, Shane, has died aged 93. 

The Sex and the City star shared the sad news on Tuesday, taking to her Instagram to pay tribute to her Liverpudlian mom with a series of touching photographs. 

"Shane Cattrall 1929 - 2022," Cattrall captioned the update. "Rest in peace Mum ❤️." The sweet words were accompanied by a carousel of photos of the pair together over the years, including a black-and-white shot of Shane with Kim Cattrall as a child. A portrait of Shane in her younger years, sporting a brunette perm and laughing aloud, was also shared. 


Kim with her mother, Shane, in 1994 

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The emotional announcement was met with a number of kind messages from the 66-year-old's celebrity friends and loyal fans. 

"Sending you so Much love and God‘s grace," US actor Juliette Lewis wrote, while British comedian Alan Carr commented, "Sorry darling. Sending you lots of love." 

Cattrall, who is best known for playing Samantha Jones on the hit series, Sex and the City, has never been shy about her close bond with her mother. 

Shane, who was born Gladys Shane Baugh, emigrated from Liverpool to Canada in 1956 with her husband, Dennis Cattrall, and three-month-old Kim. The family settled in British Columbia, with Shane finding work as a secretary and Dennis as a construction worker, before moving back to the UK when Kim was 11. 

Cattrall frequently shared photos of herself and her mother together, revealing she feels 'so lucky' to still have her in a birthday tribute on March 1, 2022. 

Four years ago, Cattrall's youngest brother, Christopher, died at the age of 55. 

Speaking at Fox's TCA day in 2019, the Ice Princess reflected on the lessons she's learnt from grief. 

"I’ve lost two family members and I think what it teaches me, I’m not there yet, but to really enjoy what you do, your family, your friends, to really appreciate…when I say goodbye to somebody I’m not going to see for awhile. 

"The thought is now I might not see them again or for a couple months but I want to keep those connections. I feel I value them much more, they take up more of how I want to spend my time because I realize how precious it is." 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

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