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Mary Valastro Dead - Cake Boss Star Buddy Valastro's Mother Dies at 69

Mary Valastro Dead - Cake Boss Star Buddy Valastro's Mother Dies at 69

Mary Valastro, the mother of Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro, has sadly passed away at the age of 69 due to ALS complications.

The 40-year-old celebrity chef made the announcement on his Instagram on Thursday (June 22).

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“It’s with an extremely heavy heart that I must share the news of my mother’s passing,” he wrote along with a sweet photo of himself giving his mom a kiss on the cheek. “She left for heaven this morning, surrounded by the family. This is a difficult time for all of us and I do ask for your patience and respect while we let this sink in. Her battle with ALS has ended, she is no longer suffering and I hope she’s dancing to ‘I Will Survive’ with my dad right now.”

Mary was born in Italy in 1948, moving to Hoboken, N.J., with her family when she was six years old. She purchased Carlo’s Bakery in the 1960s, which Buddy took over in 1994. It it set to be closed on Tuesday. (via Fox6Now)

Mary is survived by her husband Bartolo, Buddy, and four other children, Mary, Grace, Maddalena, and Lisa.

We send our thoughts and condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time.

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