Maria Menounos reveals her mother has died from brain cancer & says ‘God loved her so much he took her on Greek Easter’

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MARIA Menounos has announced her mother Litsa has died after battling brain cancer.

The celebrity journalist shared the heart-breaking news and said: “God loved her so much he took her on Greek Easter”.


Maria Menounos revealed her mother Litsa died from brain cancer[/caption]

Writing “RIP mom” alongside a broken heart emoji, Maria, 42, used the words to caption a black and white image of herself hugging her mother as they lay together on a bed.

In the serene image, two dogs could also be seen sleeping on top of the blankets.

Sunday marked the Greek Orthodox Christian celebration of Easter and just a few hours earlier, Maria had posted about watching an online service with her 65-year-old mother.

She told her social media followers: “Watching st. Marks in boca w/mom online & even got to light a candle through their site.

“Happy easter to all who celebrate.”


Maria had been taking care of her mother Litsa[/caption]


Maria announced her mother’s death on social media[/caption]


Both her parents caught Covid-19 last year[/caption]

Litsa had been diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer and late last year, Mari revealed the brain tumour was unfortunately growing.

In addition to the sad news, the broadcaster emotionally shared that both her parents – Litsa and her father Constantinos – had contracted Covid-19.

In December, the journalist said on her podcast Better Together: “We got some not some not so great news on Monday, November 23, that my mom’s brain tumor was growing.”

She then explained how she and her husband Kevin Undergaro flew out to Los Angeles to help when her parents’ housekeeper got sick

Maria continued on the podcast: “We land, and that’s when this all started.

“I’m just going to share that we’re in process right now, and we still need prayers.

Maria Menounos

The celebrity journalist had been keeping fans updated[/caption]


Maria with her husband Kevin Undergaro[/caption]

“Long story short is that within a few hours, both of my parents were diagnosed with COVID.”

Maria’s mother immediately went to the hospital, with her father, Constantinos, going soon after.

The journalist teared up as she said: “First it was my mom; they had rushed her to the hospital right when I landed, and then a few hours later my dad tested positive. It was absolutely surreal.

Maria continued: “It’s been pretty insane.

“I’ve kept focusing on what my desired outcome, and not what my fear was, and that helped me a lot. I think as it has extended, and I’ve become more and more tired, fear creeps back in.”

The emotional podcast host continued to cry as she called the last few weeks “an incredible challenge.”

She said: “You work so hard to keep your parents healthy and alive, and to see something like this happen.

“I mean it was bad enough on Monday to hear that about my mom’s tumor. And then the pile of that is a lot.”

At the time, Maria credited her family, friends and hospital staff for helping the family through the difficult time, stating: “We’ve had incredible doctors, incredible nurses, incredible friends, and incredible family, that have lifted up and helped us in this time.”

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