Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins

Tim Robbins has unfortuantely lost his mother on Sunday less than two weeks after losing his father earlier this month.

 Robbins' dad, folk singer Gil Robbins, died at the age of 80 after suffering from prostate cancer, leaving wife Mary Robbins,78, devastated at his home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico.

 Now The Shawshank Redemption star is facing further tragedy - his mother, musician Mary Robbins, passed away on Sunday from a heart arrhythmia - just 12 days after Gil Robbins' death.

After his fathers death Tim, who had recently split up from partner of 23 years Susan Sarandon, said, ""His commitment to social justice was evident to us from an early age, as was his infectious mischievous sense of humour. His passing has created great sadness for all of us and our mother but we take comfort in knowing that the angels will soon be soothed by the songs coming from his beautiful baritone voice."

  Mary, became a professional musician in the 1950s after studying at the University of California in Los Angeles.

The couple had been married for 59 years and had four children.

  Tim has paid tribute to his beloved mum, insisting she had a "calm and cheerful demeanour, a sharp wit, a gentle spirit and a generous and loving heart".

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