Sarah Silverman took to Twitter today to share a moving post on the anniversary of her mother’s death.
“A year ago today my mom left her human shell. So many times I went to call her this year, forgetting,” Silverman wrote.
A year ago today my mom left her human shell. So many times I went to call her this year, forgetting. pic.twitter.com/PFtN3Iopnp— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 19, 2016
A flood of Twitter users responded with condolences—and heartbreaking messages of their own.
@SarahKSilverman My heart hurts for you. I’m not quite to the first anniversary yet. I still want to call her everyday. Then I remember.— Meaghan_EMC (@Meaghan_EMC) August 19, 2016
@SarahKSilverman My mom died last year too, Sarah. You reach for the phone without thinking and then … sadness.— Jon Dogma (@JonnDogma) August 19, 2016
@SarahKSilverman So much love btw you. My mom was a big fan of yours-you gave her much pleasure. She passed away in March. Thank you.— Robin Witt (@Robin_Witt) August 19, 2016
@SarahKSilverman the first year is so hard, the hardest. mazel tov. u made it.— stephanie (@petitcakeshop) August 19, 2016
Beth Ann O’Hara, Silverman’s mother, died at age 73. Silverman called her a “know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks.” In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to Doctors Without Borders or the American Jewish World Service.
The comedian regularly posts heartbreaking photos of her mom on Instagram:
My Mom. Beth Ann O’Hara. pic.twitter.com/r557DS4Uxv— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 25, 2015