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Mickey Ward's mother dies-- Melisssa Leo won Oscar portraying her


Alice Ward, the mother of fighter Irish Mickey Ward has died in a Boston-area hospital.

Melissa Leo,pictured, won an Oscar for her portrayal of Alice Ward, in the movie 'The Fighter' based on her son's life

She was 79 and had suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken off life support.

Her death was first reported in her hometown newspaper the Lowell Sun

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