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.

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