Tim Robbins’ mother has died, 12 days after his father passed away

Read more: Tim Robbins' band to play gigs in Dublin and Belfast

Musician Mary Robbins, 78, died on Sunday of a heart arrhythmia at her home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico, while Tim’s folk singer father Gilbert Lee (Gil) Robbins lost his battle with prostate cancer on April 5 at the age of 80.

The couple had been married for 59 years.

‘The Shawshank Redemption’ star Tim – who split from partner of 23 years Susan Sarandon in 2009 – said his mother "had a calm and cheerful demeanour, a sharp wit, a gentle spirit and a generous and loving heart".

Speaking after his father’s death earlier this month, Tim had said: "His commitment to social justice was evident to us from an early age, as was his infectious mischievous sense of humour. His passing has created great sadness for all of us and our mother but we take comfort in knowing that the angels will soon be soothed by the songs coming from his beautiful baritone voice."

Mary successfully battled colon cancer in the past and until her death volunteered her services at a clinic near the couple's home.

Gil and Mary are survived by sons Tim and David; two daughters, Adele and Gabrielle and four grandchildren.

Read more: Tim Robbins' band to play gigs in Dublin and Belfast

COMMENTS

Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:


Already have an account ?

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.


You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.


Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: