Mickey Ward's mother dies-- Melisssa Leo won Oscar portraying her
By: Sean O'Shea | Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 5:55 PM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 10:11 PM
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