Sean O'Shea by Sean O'Shea
Mickey Ward's mother dies-- Melisssa Leo won Oscar portraying her
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 06:35 PM
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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