Jennette McCurdy’s mother has passed away after her battle with breast cancer. Jennette has starred in several Nickelodeon television shows and films and is 21 years old. Her mother had been battling breast cancer for over 10 years. She had went into remission but later found that the cancer had spread to her brain.
Jennette’s reps said “Jennette has suffered an unimaginable loss.” “Please respect her and her family’s privacy at this time of mourning. She appreciates the love and support of her fans.”
The 21 year old is dating Andre Drummond who has not talked to the media but did tweet,
” First time in my life, I don’t have all the answers for something.”
Jennette was open about her mom’s battle and her feelings about it. In 2010 she said: “I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for my mother to tolerate all she has gone through and continues to go through – the pain, the worry and the battle,” Jennette said. “She wakes up every day hurting and goes to sleep hurting even more. My mother, the constant optimist and effervescent, sprightly woman I know her to be, is caged along with this hideous beast they call cancer.”
“If you’re reading this and you were one of those people who thought, ‘young actors have perfect lives,’ I hope that you will think differently now,” she continued. “We do have challenges. We do cry. We are experiencing difficult things. But we will continue to smile and crack jokes because, as entertainers, even if we’re privately struggling with painful trials, our job is to make others forget theirs.”
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