Jane Seymour's Mom Dies at 92
Jane Seymour‘s mother Mieke Frankenberg has died due to complications from a stroke she suffered earlier this year, according to ET.
“My mother survived incredible challenges — her health issues that she never complained about, three and half years in a Japanese concentration camp in World War II and the loss of her husband John who was the love of her life,” Jane said in a statement. “However, she was always a beacon of love and hope for all she met and especially for my sisters Anne and Sally and for our entire family. Her spirit was indomitable and will continue to live forever in our hearts.”
Jane passed on DWTS three times before but had declined because of her mom’s health issues. But after finding out the show was her mom’s favorite, Jane signed on. “I was commuting back and forth to England to see my mom who’s had a stroke, and she can’t move except for one hand and she can’t talk,” she said. “[But] miraculously when I called her on the phone and my sister put her on and I said, ‘I’m doing this, in your honor,’ and she went, ‘YES.’”
Jane will not be on Dancing With The Stars tonight as she is currently on her way to England to be with her family. No word yet on how this will affect her standing in the show.