The Hollywood stars took to social media on Sunday to announce that the Wahlberg family matriarch had passed away at the age of 78.
Alma Wahlberg, the mother of the entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and a regular on their reality series “Wahlburgers”, has died, her sons said on social media on Sunday. She was 78 years old.
“My angel. Rest in peace,” tweeted Mark Wahlberg.
Donnie Wahlberg posted a lengthy tribute to his mother on his Instagram account.
“It’s time to rest peacefully, mom,” wrote Donnie Wahlberg. “I love you, miss you, thank you and will celebrate you today and always.”
No information was given as to the cause, date or place of her death. Donnie Wahlberg often wrote about his mother on his accounts and informed his fans about her health in July. He wrote that she “did not remember much and was often confused, but somehow she was still Alma”.
Born in Boston, the mother of nine became a household name thanks to her appearances on the A&E series “Wahlburgers” about the family’s burgeoning burger chain.
“She didn’t apologize for who she was, but she never put herself above others. She kicked our butts when we screwed up, kicked our butts when they screwed up with us” , Wrote Donnie Wahlberg on Sunday. “She was the epitome of the word grace.”
This Sunday, January 16, 2005, Mark Wahlberg, executive producer of the HBO series “Entourage,” and his mother Alma are posing at the HBO party after the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.
He also added a video of them dancing to one of her favorite Regina Belle songs, “If I Could” at his wedding. He wrote that she danced to this song at every her children’s wedding, but on her own he surprised her by having Belle there to play it live.