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.
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."