R.I.P. Maggie Griffin, wine enthusiast and mom of Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin and Kathy Griffin in 2018
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You probably have a glass of wine, tip it for Maggie Griffin, who died Tuesday at 99.
“My Mother, the one and solely, Maggie Griffin, handed away as we speak,” comic Kathy Griffin posted late Tuesday night time. “I’m gutted. My greatest pal. I’m shaking. I gained’t ever be ready. I’m so grateful you guys acquired to be a part of her life. You knew her. You liked her. She knew it. Oh, and OF COURSE she went on St Patrick’s Day.”
Maggie Griffin—who, for the report, was a first-generation Irish-American—grew to become a family title when she grew to become a mainstay on her daughter actuality collection Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, which launched on Bravo in 2005. Recognized for her catchphrase “tip it,” Maggie was seemingly by no means and not using a glass of wine. After the collection resulted in 2010, Maggie continued to attend occasions with Kathy via 2018. In January final 12 months, Kathy took to Twitter to disclose her mom had “quickly fallen into the throws of dementia.”
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“My mother is 98 and up till this previous couple years she was so sharp she at all times saved me on my toes. Her thoughts was so naturally fast, humorous, and sensible. Nobody might get something previous her. Watching that slip away so quick has been devastating,” Kathy continued in a stream of tweets. “I wish to guarantee you all that she just isn’t in ache and he or she is getting the greatest 24-hour care. By way of how she is now, at this level she solely is aware of my title and I really like you.”
In July 2019, Kathy shared one other replace on her mom’s 99th birthday.
Maggie labored at a hospital cashier whereas elevating her 4 youngsters with husband John. She is survived by two of her youngsters, Kathy and John.