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Cher’s Mother, Georgia Holt Dies At The Age Of 96

Georgia Holt and Cher
Georgia Holt and Cher Credit: JIm Smeal/ BEI/ Shutterstock

On 10th December 2022, Cher, the pop legend, announced the news that her mother had passed away. “Mom is gone,” she said in a heartfelt tweet, letting the world know that her mother has left the world. It was an emotional day for all the fans across the world.

Cher and her mother were really close. She was there with her mother till the end, along with her half-sister Georgianne and Georgia Holt’s partner Craig Spencer. Georgia Holt was not just Cher’s mother. She was a singer, songwriter, model, and actress.

She has appeared in much mini television series and released an album of her own in 2014. Cher also did a documentary on her mother’s life in 2013. Georgia was suffering from multiple health issues and was admitted to the hospital in September for severe pneumonia.

Cher herself had shared the news of her mother’s declining health in a tweet. She said that her mother had pneumonia, but she also tweeted that she was getting better.

Georgia Holt and Cher

Georgia Holt and Cher Credit: Margaret Norton/NBCU Photobank/NBC Universal via Getty Images

But four months later, on 11th December, she tweeted about her mother’s death. Fans are showering her with love and condolences over Twitter and on other social media. “Sending you nothing but love,” one fan’s tweet read like this, “My Heart goes out to you,” another commented. She lived a long 96 years to see her children’s careers grow and to see her two grandchildren. 

How Did Georgia Holt Die?

Georgia was 96 years old when she died. She was born on 9th June December 1926 and died on 10th December 2022. She was suffering from illness due to her old age. She was taken in and out of the hospital for various health issues, including pneumonia.

She was admitted to the hospital in September because of an increased battle with pneumonia. Georgia Holt’s real name was Jackie Jean Crouch, but she also goes by Georgia Holt, Georgia Pelham, or Georgia LaPierre. She has two children, Cher and Georganne.

Cher was born to her first husband, John Sarkisia, who is Armenian American. They divorced and later remarried 19 years later. It also ended up in a divorce. In total, she has married six times. She had Georganne with actor John Southall.

Georgia Holt

Georgia Holt Credit: Jaspon Merrit Via Getty Images

Her sixth husband was  Hamilton T Holt. Their marriage lasted for four years. But it was Craig Spencer who stuck with her till the end. They had an age gap of 29 years between them. Craig was 21 when he met a 50-year-old Holt. They met in 1976 and have been together since then. They have been a couple for the past 45 years, and he is now at the age of 66. 

Georgia Holt and Cher’s relationship 

Georgia and Cher had a great mother-daughter relationship. She was with her daughter every time she celebrated another milestone in her career. Growing up, she was inspired by her dressing style. Cher has even said that her mother is an amazing dresser.

Apart from being the pop legend’s mom, she herself is a singer and songwriter. Georgia was 10 when she sang on Oklahoma City radio. She was that young when she started her career. At the age of 10, she was the bandleader for Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys.

Georgia Holt and Cher

Georgia Holt and Cher Credit: Bettman Archieve/ Getty

Her participation in several beauty pageants and travel shows is what made her connect with many TV show producers. This gave her an opportunity to do some minor television roles. Georgia Holt then went on to be a part of the U.S. game show Card Shanks. 

In 2013 Cher produced a documentary titled Dear Mom, Love Cher. The Whole documentary was dedicated to her beloved mother. The documentary was directed by P.David Ebersole. This is a look back into Cher’s family, featuring interviews with her mother and sister. This documentary is a tribute to her mother.

Georgia Holt and Cher

Georgia Holt, Cher, and Georganne Credit Rick Rowell/Disney General Entertainment Content Via Getty Images

The mother-daughter duo had sung a song in Holt’s debut album. The album is called Honky Tonk Woman. She was 86 when she released it. Georgia Holt, born Jackie Jean Crouch in Kensett, Arkansas, in 1926, died on 10th December 2022. She was born to Lynda Inez Gulley and Roy Malloy Crouch. She leaves behind a legacy.

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