The mother of a former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star has died. On December 17, 2022, Camille Meyer (née Grammer) announced the death of her mother, Maureen Wilson Donatacci, on Instagram.
“My mother got her angel wings today. She was a strong, beautiful warrior who fought to the end. Her strength and endurance has been an inspiration to so many. She lived her life to the fullest. Her love and sense of humor have helped us through difficult times,” says Meyer wrote in the caption of her postwhich contained a few pictures of her mother.
“I will miss you every day. I love you so much,” she added.
Here’s what you need to know:
Meyer’s mother had been battling cancer for several years
Donatacci was previously diagnosed with cancer. Meyer revealed her mother’s declining health in an Instagram caption she shared in November 2021.
“Take the time to hug your loved ones. My mother has suffered and struggled with kidney cancer for many years. I am so blessed to be able to see her and spend time with her. I love you so much mom” Meyer wrote.
In September 2022, Meyer shared another update about her mother in honor of her 75th birthday.
“She was first diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer at the age of 47. With the help of her amazing doctors, she is still with us. Her 75th birthday is on September 19th. Bless her for not giving up years ago,” says Meyer wrote then. She went on to encourage people to talk to their doctors if they notice something is wrong. “Don’t forget your yearly checkups,” she added.
In a statement shared with People magazineA Meyer representative said Donatacci “died peacefully this morning at her home in New Jersey surrounded by her family” and confirmed that she “died after a long and courageous battle with cancer.”
“Camille and her [mother] have both been affected by ‘genetic’ cancer and have campaigned for the cause for the last ten years,” the spokesperson added. Meyer has previously battled cancer twice.
Meyer received love and support from fellow Real Housewives stars from various franchises
After Meyer shared the sad news of her mother’s death, several members of the Real Housewives franchise expressed their condolences in the comments section of the post.
“Camille, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you,” RHOBH star Kyle Richards wrote.
“Camille, I’m sending you and your family so much love. I know how hard she fought. What an amazing woman,” former RHOBH star Added Eileen Davidson.
“I’m so sorry Camille! Love to you and your family,” said Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador.
“Camille, may your beloved mother rest in peace and may her memory live forever🙏🏼
I’m so sorry for your loss,” the former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kathy Wakile’s comment read.
“Sending much love and light to get through this most difficult time [sic] Time in life,” echoed RHOBH alum Yolanda Hadid.
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