Sarah Silverman‘s mom, Beth Ann O’Hara, died last Wednesday (Aug. 19, 2015) at the age of 73.
On Monday (Aug. 24, 2015), the comedienne took to Twitter to post a goodbye to the woman who raised her. The post included an image of O’Hara along with a message Silverman wrote about her. It reads:
Wednesday morning my mom died. She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra. The woman who, when I was little, gave me detailed directions to a restaurant ladies room 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.
My Mom. Beth Ann O’Hara. pic.twitter.com/r557DS4Uxv
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 25, 2015
O’Hara produced and directed 50 plays over 25 years, and was known simply as “mom” to a number of aspiring actors. Silverman had presented her mother with a lifetime achievement award at the New Hampshire Theater Awards in 2003.
Loving, nurturing, caring, colorful – she used to wear two different color socks, I’m not sure she was aware of that – supportive, honest, strong and with endless creativity and energy. She gives us the feeling that we fill her heart with love and I think it’s because we fill her heart with love. Mom … we feel the same. you fill our hearts, as well.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Silverman and her family.