Stephen Colbert's Mother Dies at 92

Hilary Lewis

Stephen Colbert's mother died Wednesday at the age of 92.

A special hour-long episode of The Colbert Report aired that night, and a repeat ran on Thursday. Colbert previously suspended his show in February 2012, reportedly due to his mother's ailing health.

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When he returned, his only reference to his mother was the following remark: "Evidently, having 11 children makes you tough as nails. Confidential to a lovely lady."

Lorna Elizabeth Tuck Colbert was the mother of 11 children, including the comedian and his sister, former Congressional candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

Lorna Colbert's obituary in Charleston's Post and Courier describes her as "the matriarch of a family of 82" and "an accomplished artist, a church leader, a businesswoman, a supporter of the arts and a woman whose profound faith was apparent in her daily life."

She was born on Nov. 6, 1920 in Larchmont, NY.

The obituary includes a link to sign her guestbook, which had 54 entries as of Friday afternoon.