Billy Joel's mother dies

Veteran musician BILLY JOEL is mourning the loss of his mother.

Rosalind Nyman Joel passed away at a hospice in Long Island, New York on Sunday (13Jul14) at the age of 92.

The Piano Man hitmaker confirmed the sad news in a post on his website, offering up a tribute to his late mother, who he credits with giving him the musical education he needed to become a world renowned star.

A message posted on the site reads, "Rosalind Nyman Joel passed away July 13, 2014 at the age of 92. She is survived by son Billy Joel, and her daughter Judy Molinari; her sister, Bertha Miller; and her two granddaughters, Alexa Ray Joel, and Rebecca Molinari Gehrkin. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to The Little Shelter in her name."

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