Boy George left 'devastated' after his beloved mum Dinah O'Dowd dies aged 84, as friends pay tribute | The Sun
BOY George's mum Dinah O'Dowd has died aged 84.
The Culture Club singer's representatives confirmed the sad news, revealing that he is "devastated" by the loss.
Dinah died on Monday surrounded by family, including George.
The family have asked for privacy at this time.
Tributes have poured in for Dinah, with Boy George's pal DJ Fat Tony remembering her as "an incredible, beautiful, strong woman".
He wrote on Instagram: "God bless you you amazing woman Dinah…
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"My heart goes out to @boygeorgeofficial and the entire O Dowd family what an incredible beautiful strong woman we will miss you x."
In April 2020, the Karma Chameleon singer revealed Dinah had undergone surgery for "heart and lung problems".
She returned home after two days in hospital.
The pop star had a close relationship with his mum, who raised him alone after his dad walked out on the family following a difficult marriage.
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Speaking to Piers Morgan's Life Stories in 2017, the singer recalled: "My dad was quite an extreme man.
"[He] could lose his temper and chuck the entire Sunday dinner over and everybody went hungry.
"It wasn't until I got to about 15 or 16 that I realised how strong my mum was."
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