Travis Barker's ex Shanna Moakler announces death of 'beautiful and kind' mother

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Shanna Moakler paid tribute to her mum Gail as she announced she has died aged 77 (Image: Getty Images for Heroes
Shanna Moakler paid tribute to her mum Gail as she announced she has died aged 77 (Image: Getty Images for Heroes' Harvest)

Shanna Moakler has announced her mother has died at the age of 77.

The former Miss USA star and ex-wife of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker confirmed the news of mum Gail's passing on Tuesday in a statement thanking people for their supportive messages.

She said: "I am so thankful for all the friends and family that have reached out and sent their condolences.

"My mother was a beautiful and kind and loving woman and she was everything that I hope to be."

Continuing her heartfelt words to People, she added: "As a mother she was loving, kind and supportive. More than anything, she was my best friend and I will miss her every day of my life."

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Travis Barker's ex Shanna Moakler announces death of 'beautiful and kind' motherShanna Moakler has announced her mum Gail has died (Instagram)

The former model, 47, concluded: "I understand that this is a part of life and something that we all can actually support one another with, which is the loss of someone we love. Godspeed."

Shanna was married to Travis between 2004 and 2008 and is mum to his kids Landon, 19, and Alabama, 17. She also shared 23-year-old daughter Atiana with former beau and boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya.

Last year, she paid a sweet tribute to her mum on Instagram for Mother's Day, writing: ""#happymothersday @gailmoakler there will never be enough words to express how thankful I am to have you as my mom!

Travis Barker's ex Shanna Moakler announces death of 'beautiful and kind' motherOne of the many tribute posts Shanna uploaded about her mum in the past (Instagram)

"Thank you for always standing by me and supporting me through this crazy life. I love you so much! You truly are the most amazing mother...."

She also shared a number of throwback snaps a year earlier, showcasing the pair's strong bond. She captioned the upload at the time: "Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mom @gailmoakler how lucky I am to have a mom like you! You're my best friend and my idol! I love you so much."

There were several other posts throughout the years in which Shanna paid special tribute to her mum, including on Gail's 50th wedding anniversary to her husband.

In the post, Shanna once again thanked her mum for being an inspiration in her life.

Jamie Roberts

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