Gloria Estefan mourns her mother's passing on social media: 'I will miss her every moment of every day'


Gloria Estefan's mother has died. The Latin superstar confirmed her mother's passing with a heartfelt tribute on social media Tuesday night.

"Tonight at 8:19p.m., we lost my beloved mother, the inimitable Gloria Fajardo," the singer/songwriter wrote. "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."

Tonight at 8:19 pm we lost my beloved mother, the inimitable Gloria Fajardo. She went peacefully surrounded by her daughters, grandchildren, son-in-laws, niece, three loving caregivers, extended family and her most trusted friends, very especially, the two beautiful ladies in each side in this picture, Carmen Corpion & Clara Bris. They were an integral part of her posse not only throughout her life but to her last breath. I know it was exactly the way she would have wanted her departure from this earth to be, surrounded by love and the true representations of everyone that was special to her in life. I know she chose the very moment, 8:19, because her beloved mother had died on 8/19 thirty-two years ago and she wanted to make sure that we got the message that she was with our beloved grandmother, Abuela Consuelo and my loving father, Jose Manuel. 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. Thank you for your prayers and messages, and the love and concern that filled our hearts and accompanied us throughout this most difficult time. Please know that at every moment, I let her know about the love and light that was being sent to her and she appreciated and absorbed every beautiful sentiment. Thank you for keeping us in your hearts and gently holding our hands. 💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙

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Estefan's daughter Emily Estefan also mourned the passing of her "Rapuela," as she used to call her, since Emily would often upload videos of her grandmother rapping on social media. "I cry for her as the sky does on this rainy day, and to anyone else who shares that pain, we grow as one unit of light, ever larger, ever stronger, for a woman who far exceeded her physical state and forever will."

Days before her mother's passing, the Grammy-winning singer canceled her performance at Green Music Center in Napa Valley, California scheduled for July 13.

"I know that many of you are already aware of the situation we have been dealing with, and have been sending prayers and support which means the world to me and my family," Estefan wrote on her social media post. "It is in that spirit, that I ask for your understanding and continued prayers through this most difficult time."

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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 22: Gloria Estefan attends 'A Change of Heart' screening at Regal Cinemas South Beach Stadium 18 on April 22, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Sheinelle Jones, Al Roker and singer Gloria Estefan on Friday, April 21, 2017 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 30: Singer Gloria Estefan and actress Chita Rivera attend the 11th Season Gala Concert:A Celebration of Women in the Arts at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts - Knight Concert Hall on March 30, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 30: Gloria Estefan, Rita Moreno, Adrienne Arsht and Vanessa Williams attends the 11th Season Gala Concert:A Celebration of Women in the Arts at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts - Knight Concert Hall on March 30, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)
DICK CLARKS NEW YEARS ROCKIN EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017 Live performances from Times Square in the heart of New York City, are featured on Americas biggest celebration of the year, DICK CLARKS NEW YEARS ROCKIN EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017, airing on the ABC Television Network, 12/31/16. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) GLORIA ESTEFAN with the cast of the Broadway show ON YOUR FEET
CORAL GABLES, FL - FEBRUARY 2: Emilio Estefan and Gloria Estefan are seen performing on stage during Festival Miami at the University of Miami Frost School of Music on February 2, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 24: Gloria Estefan And Emilio Estefan serve food at The 9th Annual Thanksgiving 'Feed A Friend' on November 24, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 24: Gloria Estefan And Emilio Estefan Host The 9th Annual Thanksgiving 'Feed A Friend' on November 24, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 10: Gloria Estefan is seen at the 2016 Circle of Centaurs Event at EAST Miami on October 10, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan (L) and musician and producer Emilio Estefan attend the 13th Annual Rosie's Theater Kids Gala at New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on September 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Gloria Estefan visits Z100 Studio on September 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 16: Gloria Estefan arrives at People En Espanol Celebrates The 25 Most Powerful Women on September 16, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
THE CHEW 9/14/16 Gloria Estefan and Meatloaf are both guests on 'The Chew' airing MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) MEATLOAF, GLORIA ESTEFAN
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Gloria and Emilio Estefan attend the 31th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan attends the 31th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund)
(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Gloria Estefan at the ribbon cutting at Estefan Kitchen Express at Miami International Airport on August 12, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
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