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Jane Seymour's Mom Dies at 92

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.

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  • Jennifer

    im so sorry. i wish jane and her family the best through this hard time.

  • Jennifer

    i remember watching jane when i was a little girl. jane was the medicine woman

  • discussion

    Very sorry to here this.

  • Lauren

    She is the most admirable dance on DWTS. I’m only 18, and I think that she is a wonderful role model for any teenager my age.

    God bless to her and her family at this difficult time.

  • Natalie

    She seems like such a sweet person on DWTS and so grateful to be there. I am very sad to hear about the death of her mother. My thoughts are with Jane and her family.

  • Neil

    I remember a younger Jane. I remember thinking she was like a force of nature. She seemed so romantic with her lithe body and extremely long hair; she was athletic, a dancer and seemed such a free spirit. Now I know why. To have a mother like that has to have been empowering, to say the least. A POW in a Japanese prison camp proves the saying, ‘that wich doesn’t destroys me, makes me stronger’.

  • Regina

    Very sorry to hear.

  • liz86000

    All my thoughts are with her & her family. You gave me very much joy in Doctor Quinn, & you define elegance in DWTS, so thank you Jane, you’ll get throught this difficult time.

  • Jenn

    Jane is such an amazing dancer for her age and such a classy woman. Her mother should be proud she raised such a great woman. Best wishes go out to Jane and her family in this rough time. It’s sad to say the season after signing on, her mother passes two episodes later. Rest in peace.

  • angie

    I’m sorry for your loss, Jane.

  • BBperfume

    May i ask has Jane have any work done on herself. My gosh this woman is unbelievably young for 56 yrs old! She ‘s looking younger than Scary Spice, and she’s soo slender..I can’t believe’that natural. Another Demi Moore, is she?
    O.K O.K, i should be talking about the more grave subject, the death of her mom. Condolences.

  • PINKY JP

    I heart English Rose – Jane Seymour. May God’s love comfort them at this most difficult time. May Jane’s mother’s soul rest in peace.

  • kira

    Jane Seymour is au naturel and a beautiful English and American Rose! So good that she’s been able to have the experience of “Dancing With The Stars” and her mother got to see her perform.

  • kira

    Never should there be a comparison made between Jane Seymour and Demi Moore (multiple surgeries). Jane Seymour is a NATURAL….

  • shauna

    Ever since I saw her as “Solitare” in a James Bond film whose name excapes me, I thought she was one of the most beautiful women in the world, and still do. She has incredible class, and elegance. She is a devoted mother, and a very talented women. Demi Moore is nowhere near her in class, or natural beauty in my book. Cyber hugs to Jane and her family in this time of loss.

  • JoAnn

    #11 – Jane has not had any work done on herself. There was a TV interview done with her and her mother a year or two ago. I remember thinking how incredible her mom looked. She could have easily passed for late 60′s or early 70′s, defintely not someone almost 90 yrs. old at that time. It’s obvious Jane inherited her mom’s good looks and youthful appearance.

  • JoAnn

    #11 – Jane has not had any work done on herself. There was a TV interview done with her and her mother a year or two ago. I remember thinking how incredible her mom looked. She could have easily passed for late 60′s or early 70′s, defintely not someone almost 90 yrs. old at that time. It’s obvious Jane inherited her mom’s good looks and youthful appearance.

  • Micky

    I´m so sorry for her.i loved her on Dr.Quinn-Medicine Woman.
    She is one of the most beautiful woman on earth.
    Can`t believe she`s 56,she looks stunning.

  • Karen

    I think Jane is older then 57. I remember when it was a big deal when she had her twin boys at 52. So that makes her 65 year old. It was in the news and when I read that she claims that she is 57, I can not believe it. I read that her mother married at 20 years old and when her father died they were already married 40 years back in 1990. Unless her father is way okder then her mother. Well if that is true then Janes mother had jane at 36 years old and that is unusal back then, Janes mom did get married at 20 so why did she wait 16 years to have Jane and then her sisters are younger so that means that her mom had them in her late 30′s eary 40′s. I dont believe it I think jane is 65 years old not 57 and if you look at her face she looks it.

  • jany

    eu admiro seu trabalho .mulher mais que linda

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