Boy George (61) lost his mother on March 13. Dinah O'Dowd (1939-2023) passed away on Monday at the age of 84, the manager of the Culture Club singer confirmed to MailOnline. The Brit was therefore at his mother's side until the end.
His manager said he was "very sad to confirm the news of the passing of Boy George's beloved mother, Dinah." "George and the family are devastated." They were all at her bedside when O'Dowd died - and Boy George, real name George Alan O'Dowd, held his mother's hand.
The singer therefore wanted to express deep gratitude to everyone for their support and signs of love. Even if he cannot answer right now, he is grateful for the many expressions of condolence that have reached him. At this difficult time, he and his family, including five of the singer's siblings, are asking for privacy.
It is not known how Dinah O'Dowd died. In April 2020, Boy George tweeted that she was in the hospital with a problem with her heart or lungs. But after two days she was released again, he explained on "Good Morning Britain" on TV - and it was "not what we originally thought". His mother was not infected with the corona virus at the time either.