Maria Menounos’ Mom Litsa Dies After Stage 4 Brain Cancer Battle

Six months after her superior mind most cancers prognosis, Maria Menounos‘ mother, Litsa Menounos, died on Sunday, May 2.

“RIP mother,” the “Better Together With Maria Menounos” podcast host, 42, captioned a black-and-white Instagram photograph, alongside a heartbreak emoji. “God cherished her a lot he took her on greek easter.”

Many celebrities commented their condolences on the social media add, from Zoe Saldana to Nikki Bella. “We ship you a lot love,” the Avatar star, additionally 42, wrote, whereas the E! character, 37, added, “RIP. Sending you and the fam a lot love gentle and prayers.”

Maria Menounos and Litsa Menounos Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Maria’s former E! News cohost Catt Sadler commented, “I do know one factor for sure. Your mom knew probably the most extraordinary love there ever was to know due to you. Your devotion to her was unparalleled. She’s with different angels now. Sending all my love.”

Lisa was recognized with stage IV mind most cancers in 2016 — and her daughter obtained a prognosis of her personal the next yr.

“I used to be getting actually pissed off as a result of she wasn’t combating and she or he was doing worse,” the EveryGirl’s Guide to Cooking writer advised Megyn Kelly in July 2017. “I simply keep in mind praying and simply saying, ‘God, I want you gave this to me as a result of I’ve the combat and I’ve the need to beat these things. She would not.’ And, uh, watch out what you would like for.”

The actress had a benign mind tumor, which was eliminated in a seven-hour surgical procedure. Amid her restoration, Maria advised Kelly, 50, that she needed her mother to be “one of many longterm survivors.”

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The leisure reporter mentioned, “I’m nervous about her. Nobody ever desires to lose their mother. I pray this subsequent MRI is sweet in order that we are able to all simply take a breath, and I’ve a while to not fear.”

In November 2020, the Dancing With the Stars alum revealed that Litsa and her husband, Constantino Menounos, had each been recognized with COVID-19 — and Litsa’s mind most cancers had “superior.”

The Massachusetts native defined that Litsa’s “tumor was rising,” noting, “I’ve saved specializing in what my desired consequence and never what my worry was, and that helped me lots. I feel because it has prolonged and I’ve change into an increasing number of drained, you understand, worry creeps again in. It has been an unbelievable problem. You work so laborious to maintain your mother and father wholesome and alive.”

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The Emerson College grad advised her mom to “hold on” amid her most cancers battle as she and husband Keven Undergaro labored to develop their household.

“We are nonetheless in progress, not pregnant but,” the previous Extra host advised Us Weekly in January. “That’s the plan, and we’ll share excellent news once we can.”

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