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Donnie Wahlberg's mother, Alma, passed away recently. She was 78 years old.
Fans and fellow actors showed their support following the news, which Donnie Wahlberg shared on Instagram on April 18.
On Sunday, April 18, Donnie to Instagram to post a video tribute to the matriarch of the Wahlberg family — his mother, Alma — who recently passed away.
“I’m so blessed to have been brought into this world by, raised by, taught by and set on my life’s path by, such an amazing woman,” he captioned the video, which was a compilation of moments between Alma, Donnie, Mark, and her extended family. “My mom Alma’s joy for life, love and people — combined with a pride in her humble beginnings and refusal to forget where she came from — undoubtedly shaped me into the man that I am.”
While grappling with the loss of his mother, Donnie took the time to tell fans just how much he admired and adored her, as well as just how much she overcame to be the best mother possible to him and his brothers and sisters.
“Like so many moms who struggled, overcame odds, made something from nothing and pulled off the impossible for their children, she never complained,” he wrote. “She did what needed to be done, most often, with a smile."
Donnie shared that his mother often wondered if she had truly done everything she could to be the best mother she could be: “Today, I say with tremendous certainty, and gratitude, she absolutely did,” he wrote. “It’s time to rest peacefully, mom. I love you, miss you, thank you and will celebrate you, today and always. Forever — your Baby Donnie.”
Knowing just how major of a role Alma played in the Wahlberg family, fans and fellow actors and friends started pouring in their love as soon as they caught wind of the news.
“Such a beautiful tribute for such a beautiful woman. Love you Alma,” Donnie’s wife, Jenny McCarthy wrote.
Donnie's brother, Mark Wahlberg, added a group of emojis to the post, while music icon Nile Rogers commented, "My most heartfelt condolences."
“That was a beautiful tribute,” Donnie’s Blue Bloods co-star and on-screen partner, Marisa Ramirez, commented. “I’m so sorry my dear friend. Thank you for introducing the world to Alma. She was always a complete joy to watch. She will be missed. Sending you love always. Here for you always.”
Fans also chimed in with kind and heartfelt messages:
"I am ugly crying right now. Losing a parent is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through & your momma was so incredibly special. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. Rest in Paradise, Alma. Thank you for the laughs & raising such a wonderful & caring family. You have earned those wings. Love you, Donnie."
Another fan added, "Thank you for sharing your beautiful mom with us through the show.. she was so loved .. Rest In Peace sweet Alma "
We're sending love and prayers to Donnie and the Wahlberg family.
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