Maria Menunos’s mother dies of a brain tumor: “Christ resurrected, mom”

Maria Menunos mourns the death of her mother, Rica Menunos, who died on Sunday after a long battle with a stage 4 brain tumor.

“RIP Mama. 💔 God loved her so much that she took her to Easter in Greece.” Former TODAY contributor And TV personality Written in Instagram, Paired with black-and-white photographs showing their last moments together.

She closed the caption with a few Greek words. Translated into English, it says, “Christ has been resurrected, mom.”

In December 2020, Menuos, 42, of her mother’s in an episode of her podcast, “Better Together with Maria Menunos.” The brain tumor was growingI urged her to fly to Los Angeles with her parents.A few days later, both her parents COVID-19 was also positive.

In 2017, Menunos was taking care of her mother, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of 61 in 2016, so she began to notice her. My annoying symptom. MRI revealed Golf ball-sized tumor Pressing on her trigeminal nerve gives the face a sensation and controls some of its muscles. Menunos underwent almost eight hours of surgery to remove a benign meningioma on her 39th birthday, June 8, 2017.

“One of the messages I always try to leave to people is that I can get out of this OK,” she said today a year after surgery. “I have hope. I want to be an example of how to walk in a positive and humorous way, knowing that doing so will reduce a lot of pain. Hope is very important. is.”

Maria Menounos and Steve Harvey Live from Times Square (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for MM)

Maria Menounos and Steve Harvey Live from Times Square (Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for MM)

On Sunday, celebrities and fans brought words of love and, of course, hope to the comments section of her tragic announcement.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” Judge Ross MathewsI lost my mother last year, “Maria, I have no words. Only love. To you and your whole family. I’m sorry. I’m here if I need something. It’s all my love.”

Actor Zoe Saldana “We send you a lot of love. Our deep condolences Maria.”

Former E! News host Cat Sadler said, “I know one for sure. Your mom knew the greatest love ever thanks to you. Your dedication to her is unmatched. It wasn’t. She is now with the other angels. “

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