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Actor Tom Hanks shared some sad news with fans overnight, revealing that his beloved mother Janet Marylyn Frager has passed away aged 84.

Tom shared a photo of his mother on his social media pages with a touching message to pay tribute to the woman who raised him.

“This beauty? My mom. She was the difference in many lives. Many lives. We say goodbye to her today. Safe crossing, mom! Hanx,” he wrote.

Anyone who has lost a parent knows what a heartbreaking time it is and how difficult it can be to deal with such a monumental loss.

Tom was known to be very close to his mother, regularly taking her as his date to awards shows and looking after her as she aged.

Her death comes just days after Tom’s 60th birthday, which he reportedly got to spend with Janet and his family.

The Hollywood favourite was inundated with messages from fans, who shared their stories of loss with Tom and offered him messages of condolence.

“My mother passed away last year, so I know how hard it must be for you right now. Stay strong and remember all the wonderful times you had together,” wrote one fan.

“Sorry for your loss and so close to your birthday, Tom. Condolences,” said another.

Another fan commented: “And we can thank her for all the lives made better by your peerless humanity. Millions and millions. She raised a fabulous son.”

Tom’s wife Rita Wilson also shared a tribute on her social media.

“This wonderful lady gave birth to my husband, and three other children. Thank you for bringing my love into the world. She is at peace now,” she wrote.

Losing a parent is something many of us have had to go through… Do you have a message of advice or condolence to share with Tom?

Do you still have your parents in your life? Have you been through the loss of a parent?

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  1. Always sad when you loose a loved mother. RIP

  2. With deepest sympathy to the family for their loss. There is no loss so difficult to face as the loss of your mother. My mother passed over ten years ago, and I still miss her.

  3. Heartbreak is the deepest saddest place to be we all go through it as I love both parents you never ever get over it but it does get easier and then after 10 years you start collecting photos and going through things and memory that you forgot about I will always be with you you parents of the treasured Jewel that most of us take for granted until the day they pass and then we left with regrets hope you feel better time my prayers are with you and your family

  4. A sad sad time for all. Thoughts and prayers xx

  5. Sorry to hear the loss of your beautiful mother 💜 I lost mine 11years this year & it still hurts at times , I remember the good times we spent together , to cheer me up , may people give you time to greave in this sad time , sending condolences to you & your family 💜🙏🏼

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    So sorry for your sad Tom xxxx

  7. I am 67yrs and i was lucky to have my parents around for a long time,dad was 84 and mum was 91,i feel for Tom. RIP Janet!!

  8. Our deepest sympathy Tom. It’s so very hard to know that back stop you ve had all your life is no longer there. She will live on in your heart though so cherish those incredible moments. She must have been an incredible woman to have raised such a wonderful talented man. May she rest in peace.

  9. Deepest condolences on this sad loss. I too am a 1956 model and lost mum a couple of years ago.

  10. One of the hardest times I endured was the loss of my beautiful mum. I hold dear all the great loving memories of our time together……may you also have those beautiful memories with your mum to hold dear to your heart. My deepest sympathy to you and your family Tom.

  11. My deepest sympathy Tom to you and your family

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