Vicki learns her mom died during devastating call on 'RHOOC'

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'RHOOC:' Vicki Learns Her Mom Died During Devastating Call

It was a heartbreaking moment for "The Real Housewives of Orange County's" Vicki during Monday night's episode.

"What's going on?" asked Shannon on "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

"My mom just died. She wasn't sick, she just died," cried Vicki.

"Oh, my god, are you ..." asked Shannon.

"My mother is dead! How could she die?" cried Vicki.

Vicki received a phone call from her daughter in the middle of a Bunco party informing her that her mother had suddenly died -- and understandably, she was in complete and utter shock by the situation.

Of course, "Real Housewives" fans were already aware of the devastating news.

Back in February, Vicki posted a photo on Facebook of her and her mother with a heartbreaking caption. "I will never be the same without my mothers love, wisdom and strength. I love you mommy!"

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Even though she let the world know about her mother's death, Vicki wasn't too happy that the cameras were present for that terrible phone call.

As People pointed out, Vicki "had previously called this episode gut-wrenching and had publicly expressed displeasure at Bravo's season 10 promotion when it aired the clip of her breaking down."

One writer for Bustle said she almost felt the moment was too real and vulnerable for people to watch on television:

"I can't remember a moment as raw, real, and heartbreaking as watching Vicki breakdown on the floor of the kitchen after receiving the phone call about the news of her mom's passing."

Our condolences to Vicki and her family. As Vicki adorably said, her mother was a "whoop-it-up lady" 'til the very end, just like her daughter.

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