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Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Mom Dies

Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Mom Dies

Geraldine Meyers-O’Keeffe, the 50-year-old mother of The Tudors star Jonathan Rhys Meyers, died in hospital in Cork, Ireland on Tuesday.

Just this past Sunday, Rhys Meyers, 30, was arrested at Dublin airport for public drunkenness and breach of the peace. He’s due in court in December.

In April, Rhys Meyers entered rehab for an alcohol-treatment program.

R.I.P. Geraldine Meyers-O’Keeffe

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  • lost_girl

    Oh.. How sad…

    RIP… =/

  • http://justjared Nicola

    RIP geraldine wot an unfortunate loss onli 50 years yung luks lyk his gunna go bak on d booze! xx

  • Jennifer w.

    im sorry and stay strong

  • yfw

    how did she die?

  • EVA

    Condolences to Rhys . I am sorry for losing his mother :( ., anyway, life goes on and he must be strong to go on. It’s so hard to lose somebody close, especially your mother. He got arrested the last week, but I am sure he’s a good guy, is just that he could felt that is not so easy to be famous.. and got a little drunk. Ok, I will change a little bit the subject and I will tell you that Christina Aguilera is stealing Britney’s Spears Thunder … you will understand what I mean, Eva

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    JRM baby, be strong!

  • Janeeeee

    how come this week, so many celeb mom pass away T.T
    it scare me

  • Fiona

    Very sad, especially for someone so young.
    As usual Jared, you are the best for reporting these stories. Unlike some other blogs, you gave it the respect it deserves.

  • The Queen

    My condolensces to the O’Keefe family, especially Jonny. That is so sad. I know what it is to loose one’s mom. HUGS to JRM.

  • V

    His mother had him at 20-year-old. So young.
    Rough days for JRM.

  • meggie12

    this is really sad, i can imagine how grieved he must feel now(( i wish him all the strenth and i’m very sorry for his Mom(

  • demi

    I’m very sorry for him and for his Family. Jonathan’s mother was so young ! This is so sad
    Be strong Jonathan!

  • no-nick

    Poor guy.

  • magnus MFA

    The guy’s mom dies and you concentrate on his booze related bust?

    Wow…JJ you’ve certainly embraced the whole bag of s**t loser reporter shtick haven’t you?


    prayers and blessings to him and his family

  • Sirio

    So sorry for him. :-( Loosing one’s mum is a scar on the soul
    Be strong Johnny !

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  • vicky

    So sad!!!

  • daniel

    best wishes for the meyers family!

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  • me

    Was he close to his Mother though? I’m positive he was in a childrens home or something like that at somepoint? A shame nonetheless.

  • Regina

    Damn, is there some mother curse? RIP .

  • trish

    Jonathan was never in a home, he grew up in blackpool, on the northside of cork city( he was a true norrie) with his mother, according to news reprts on todays edion of the evening echo corks local paper they were extemely close, and she was very proud of him, she took no credit for his talent as she said she only gave birth to him, he did all the work . Apparently he started drinking again because his mother was ill,she died in the mercy hospital in cork i do know how she died but its not up to me to tell you as it is the families business. My condolences r wit the meyers o keefe families

  • blondie

    I sure had a good feeling about him. It was the same kind of feeling
    that I got about the really good actors. He sort of stays on your mind. When you see him, you sort of sigh a little, and say, oh, yes.
    He’s that good actor that seems to be headed to the top of the heap.

    Well, he sure is getting attention. That is half the battle. Now, he
    has to shape up, and do his best to please. I love him, so far. He satifies.

  • tess

    Being close to my Mom myslf, I can tell ya that I can truly understand why he drank again. I guess that can ease the pain seeing somebody die you love.
    My deepest thoughts are with you, Jonny, and your family.

  • Natalie

    omg… another one :( very sad. hope he has love & support. may his mother rest in peace.

  • Lily

    RIP. :(

  • My Lady

    My heart goes out to you Jonathan. Many condolences to you and Finbar.

    You’re a very good actor. You do have talent, no doubt about it. I show my friends Finbar and they are all pleasantly surprised.

    You are welcome at my family’s Thanksgiving Day celebrations.

  • Cheryl

    I’ve been “clean” for sixteen years and both of my parents passed away in January 2006 and I didn’t use over it. Anyway, I sure hope this young man gets through his grief without any more incidences with drinking and the law. I was saddened to find out that he now lives in Hollywood. If Jonathan doesn’t keep a clear head he will be eaten alive by the awful lifestyle of Hollywood and become just another drunken has been and he is way too talented an actor to allow that to happen. Good luck to you JRM and condolences on your loss. When we lose our parents our lives are never quite the same.

  • sonya

    I’m praying for you and the family JRM

  • anon

    I’m sorry about your mother JRM, condolences to you and your family.

  • Dylan

    She was my nana Oh And by the way my names Dylan Michael Little i was there for funeral i jonnys nephew
    RIP Nana