Tom Hanks announces death of mother, Janet Frager

FILE - In this March 10, 2016, file photo, Tom Hanks attends the LA Premiere of "Everything Is Copy" held at TCL Chinese 6 Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

HOLLYWOOD, CA (AP) — Tom Hanks has announced the death of his mother, Janet Frager. She was 84.

The two-time Best Actor winner announced the death on social media Tuesday, posting a picture of Frager with the caption, “This beauty? My mom. She was the difference in many lives. Many lives. We say goodbye to her today. Safe crossing, mom!” He later posted a picture of a movie theater in Red Bluff, California, and added “Saw many movies here with our Mom. Thanks for all who came to see her off.

Hanks’ wife, actress Rita Wilson, also paid tribute to Frager on Instagram , thanking her “for bringing my love into the world.”

Hanks celebrated his 60th birthday Saturday.

What others are clicking on: provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s