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Gloria Estefan Mourns the Loss of Beloved Family Member

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Our thoughts and prayers are with Gloria Estefan during this tough time. The 59-year-old singer revealed that her beloved mother has passed away.

In a heartbreaking Instagram post, the “Conga” performer shared a moving tribute to Gloria Fajardo in the caption of a photo of her mother with two of her closest friends, Carmen Corpion and Clara Bris.

Estefan wrote, “She went peacefully surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren, son-in-laws, niece, three loving caregivers, extended family and her most trusted friends, very especially, the two beautiful ladies in each side in this picture, Carmen Corpion and Clara Bris. They were an integral part of her posse not only throughout her life but to her last breath.”

She also revealed that her mother had passed away at 8:19 p.m., and that she believes she chose that time because her mother’s mom had passed away on August 19 (8/19), 32 years ago, and wanted to send a message that they were finally together once more.

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Tonight at 8:19 pm we lost my beloved mother, the inimitable Gloria Fajardo. She went peacefully surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren, son-in-laws, niece, three loving caregivers, extended family and her most trusted friends, very especially, the two beautiful ladies in each side in this picture, Carmen Corpion & Clara Bris. They were an integral part of her posse not only throughout her life but to her last breath. I know it was exactly the way she would have wanted her departure from this earth to be, surrounded by love and the true representations of everyone that was special to her in life. I know she chose the very moment, 8:19, because her beloved mother had died on 8/19 thirty-two years ago and she wanted to make sure that we got the message that she was with our beloved grandmother, Abuela Consuelo and my loving father, Jose Manuel. I will miss her every moment of every day and I thank her for being the incredible mother, woman and role model that she was to so many people. Thank you for your prayers and messages, and the love and concern that filled our hearts and accompanied us throughout this most difficult time. Please know that at every moment, I let her know about the love and light that was being sent to her and she appreciated and absorbed every beautiful sentiment. Thank you for keeping us in your hearts and gently holding our hands. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

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Estefan continued, “I know it was exactly the way she would have wanted her departure from this earth to be, surrounded by love and the true representations of everyone that was special to her in life.”

Then, she had a message to all her fans and followers who had stuck by her and sent her family words of encouragement in the final days.

“I will miss her every moment of every day and I thank her for being the incredible mother, woman and role model that she was to so many people,” Estefan wrote. “Thank you for your prayers and messages, and the love and concern that filled our hearts and accompanied us throughout this most difficult time. Please know that at every moment, I let her know about the love and light that was being sent to her and she appreciated and absorbed every beautiful sentiment.”

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I'm calling, once again, on all my prayer warriors…If you have a spare moment please send my momma, Gloria Fajardo, your prayers, love & light to give her strength throughout her difficult healing process. I love you & thank you for all the beautiful messages & sentiments that you've sent to us already…πŸ™πŸ»βœŒοΈπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸŒ»πŸŒ»β˜€οΈβ€οΈ Les pido de nuevo a mis guerrilleros de la oraciΓ³n que, si tienen un momento libre, le envΓ­en, oraciones, amor y luz a mi mami, Gloria Fajardo para darle fuerza durante este momento difΓ­cil en su sanacion. Los quiero mucho y les doy muchas gracias por los bellos mensajes y sentimientos que nos han enviado…πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸŒ»βœŒοΈπŸ€—β˜€οΈβ€οΈ

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