Jennifer Love Hewitt is mourning the loss of her mother Patricia from complications due to cancer.
Patricia, a speech-language pathologist was 67 and is survived by Jennifer and her brother, Dr Todd Hewitt. She passed away this Tuesday. A rep for the actress spoke to Us Weekly and called her an angel to all who knew her and that family and friends are grateful she is in a better place. Privacy was also requested.
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Patricia and Jennifer moved from Texas to LA to in 1989 to pursue a career in show business. In 1990 Jennifer joined the cast of Kids Incorporated along with Eric Balfour. Jennifer went on to star in TV and movies, including Party of Five, I Know What You Did Last Summer and Can’t Hardly Wait, and never lost sight of the dream Patricia helped her to achieve. She is now the star of The Client List on Lifetime.
Earlier this year, Jennifer told Parade that she’s tried not to act too crazy or disrespectful of the opportunities she’s been given and the people who have believed in her. She described herself as blessed and grateful.