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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 08:55

Kathie Lee Gifford's Mom Joan Epstein Dies at 87

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Kathie Lee Gifford's mom, Joan Epstein, has died. The Today show anchor revealed the news via Twitter on Tuesday, September 12. She was 87.

"My precious mother, JOANNIE went home to JESUS & my DADDY this morning.

We praise God for His promise of eternal life & we thank God for her," Gifford, 64, wrote.

WATCH: “She had the strongest faith of anybody I’ve ever known.” @KathieLGifford remembers her mom, Joan. https://t.co/rMboKY5kc7pic.twitter.com/n4mpdOaXiM

— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) September 13, 2017

My precious mother, JOANNIE went home to JESUS & my DADDY this morning. We praise God for His promise of eternal life & we thank God for her

— Kathie Lee Gifford (@KathieLGifford) September 12, 2017

Her longtime friend and cohost, Hoda Kotb, retweeted the message. "Holding your hand xoxox," the 53-year-old wrote.

Jesus & Pop Pop are much cooler, anyhow and I know they're both smiling now that they have you back... so until we meet again, love you to heaven, Cuddles

A post shared by Cassidy Gifford (@cassidygiff) on Sep 12, 2017 at 1:55pm PDT

On Wednesday, Kotb followed up with a quote. "Being both soft and strong is a combination very few have mastered." She noted: "Happy wed.

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