Sarah Silverman's Mom, Beth Ann O'Hara, Dies: Read the Comedian's Touching Tribute

by Antoinette Bueno 9:30 AM PDT, August 25, 2015
Playing Sarah Silverman's Mom, Beth Ann O'Hara, Dies: Read the Comedian's Touching Tribute

Sarah Silverman is currently mourning the loss of her mother, Beth Ann O'Hara, who died last Wednesday. She was 73 years old.

The 44-year-old comedian took to Twitter on Monday to share the sad news with her fans, but also posted a touching tribute to her beloved late mother.

"She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra," Silverman shared. The woman who, when I was little, gave me detailed directions to a restaurant ladies room and then secretly watched as I found my way to it on my own. The woman who went back to college at 42, and skinny dipped in ponds, and told me never to protect myself from a broken heart because it was so very worth the pain to get to experience love.”

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O'Hara founded the theater company New Thalian Players, with whom she produced and directed 50 plays over 25 years, New Hampshire Public Radio notes. The Masters of Sex actress presented her mother with a lifetime achievement award at the New Hampshire Theater Awards in 2003.

"She gives us the feeling that we fill her heart with love, and I think it’s because we fill her heart with love," she joked at the time. "Mom … we feel the same. You fill our hearts, as well."

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Earlier this month, ET caught up with Silverman at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet, where she was happy to dish about her boyfriend, actor Michael Sheen. Watch below: