No matter how much time passes, the death of a parent is something that will always affect a person. Whether a person loses either their mom or dad, whether it was when they were young or much older, the pain of losing them never truly goes away. 

Many celebrities who shared tight bonds with their parents, like Thalía, have been open about how painful it was to mourn their loved one. While death is a part of life, no one really teaches you how to live without those people, like your mom and dad.

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Some stars, including Kim Kardashian and Bella Thorne, lost their parents when they were younger and they didn't get the opportunity to share their success with them. They both have shared how their dads continue to be part of their lives and how the lessons they learned in the short time they lived with them is something they'll forever carry in their hearts. 

Whether they died from sicknesses like cancer or in an accident, nothing can prepare a son or daughter to have to say goodbye to their mom or dad, and it is something that irrevocably changes their lives. Check out our list of celebrities who have mourned the loss of a parent. 

Thalía's beloved mom died in 2011. 1

Yolanda Miranda Mange died in May 2011 from a heart attack and her daughter still misses her deeply.


Rodner Figueroa lost his dad. 2

The TV host announced on Instagram on his 47th birthday in April 2019 that his father had passed away. So sad.


Ana María Polo suffered the loss of her mother after having health problems. 3

The TV personality's mom died in October 2018. She shared a series of photos of her mom when she appeared on her TV show, Caso Cerrado

Soledad O'Brien had to endure the death of both of her parents in a short time period. 4

He mom died a little over a month after her dad. "My mom died today," she tweeted in March 2019. "Joining my dad who passed away 40 days ago. She was a pretty remarkable lady."


Angelique Boyer lost her mom in 2014. 5

The actress's mom, Sylvie Rousseau, died at age 49 and left Angelique devastated. She still spoke to the press and thanked them for their support and respect during her difficult time. 


Kim Kardashian and her siblings lost their loving dad in 2003. 6

Famous lawyer Rob Kardashian passed away in 2003 from esophageal cancer. He left behind his three daughters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé, and son Robert Jr. 


Dayanara Torres was distraught after her father's passing. 7

Jose Humberto Torres Lopez reportedly suffered a heart attack and died in December 2017 in Puerto Rico and his daughter was crushed by the news.

The death of his mom, Donda, deeply affected Kanye West. 8

Some believe that the rapper hasn't been the same since he lost his mom in 2007. Donda died from plastic surgery complications. 


Marc Anthony was surrounded by his kids after his mom passed away. 9

Marc lost his mom in July 2017. A year later, he shared an emotional photo of himself in the studio and captioned it: "Finding inspiration at the studio honoring my mother with music and light yesterday on her one year anniversary. Miss you mom."

Adamari López's dear dad died at age 85. 10

Luis López died in Puerto Rico after suffering a heart attack, his son Adalberto López confirmed in February 2015. "Papi's lungs were full of water, he had pneumonia. His heart was weak, it just gave up, but we never thought that he'd go like this, so suddenly," he said at the time.


Gloria Estefan's mamá died in 2017 at the age of 88. 11

Gloria said goodbye to her mom, Gloria Fajardo, in June 2017. "She went peacefully surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren, son-in-laws, niece, three loving caregivers, extended family and her most trusted friends. 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," the singer wrote on Instagram at the time.

Víctor Manuelle's dad lost his battle with Alzheimer’s in 2018. 12

Víctor Manuel Ruiz lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease in January 2018. He was 68 years old. "Today my hero finished his mission with us on earth," the salsero wrote on Instagram. "He goes to heaven leaving us a great life lesson as father, friend and great human being."


Bruno Mars' mom's death in 2013 rocked his world. 13

"My life has changed," he told Latina magazine in January 2017. "She's more than my music. If I could trade music to have her back, I would. I always hear her say, 'Keep going and keep doing it.'"

Jenni Rivera's death stunned her five kids. 14

Chiquis Rivera, Jenicka Lopez, Jacqie Marin, Johnny Lopez, and Michael Marin were all in mourning following the shocking death of their famous mom in a plane crash in Mexico in December 2012.


Olga Tañon's mom passed away in March 2017. 15

It's been reported that her mom's health deteriorated after she was robbed.

Prince William and Prince Harry lost their mom at a young age. 16

Princess Diana died in August 1997 from injuries she suffered during a car crash. She left behind her two boys who were so young at the time--William was 15 and Harry was 12. 


Vanessa Hudgens suffered the loss of her dear dad during one of the biggest moments of her career. 17

Greg passed away on January 30, 2016, the day before his daughter was set to star in the live production of Grease: Live. Vanessa performed anyway and dedicated the show to her dad.

Actress Mindy Kaling lost her mom at the start of her fame. 18

The actress lost her mom to pancreatic cancer in January 2012, just as she was about to start filming her own show, The Mindy Project. "I was very lucky that the show started up at that time so I could just throw myself into it and distract myself. But the truth is, even though it's been three years, it still feels like it just happened. I remember the sound of her voice so distinctly," she told InStyle in 2015.


Sandra Bullock's dad died at the age of 93. 19

John Bullock, who often accompanied his famous daughter to Hollywood events, died in September 2018. "On September 18th at 10:04pm CST, surrounded by family and friends, John W Bullock left the building," Sandra's boyfriend Bryan Randall confirmed the news on Instagram. "As a father, grandfather and WWII vet we #thankyouforyourservice PS: Hey God, we’re sending you a live one!"

Ximena Duque lost her dad in March 2018. 20

Just two months after the arrival of her second baby, Luna, Ximena had to say goodbye to the first love of her life--her papá, Germán Duque.


Bella Thorne lost her dad when she was a kid. 21

Bella has said that her dad died in a car accident when she was younger. She shared a throwback of her childhood before a big movie premiere and captioned it: "Today is the premier and if my dad was still alive he woulda been here saying how proud he is..I really miss you daddy and I'm thinking of you especially today ..:( I hope you're up there thinkin' about me too:(."

Demi Lovato's biological dad, Patrick, died in 2013. 22

She shared a collage of photos on the anniversary of his death in 2014 and tweeted: "Can't believe it's already been a year.. Wish I could've hugged you one last time.. RIP Daddy, I love you."


Tyler Posey said 2014 was the "the hardest year of his life." 23

That was the year the actor's mom, Cyndi Garcia-Posey, lost her battle with breast cancer. "[My mom] was my best friend. She was the glue that held our family together," he told People.

Priyanka Chopra often celebrates her dad's life on Instagram. 24

Whether it's on his birthday, Father's Day or just because, the actress is always showing her late dad some love on Instagram.