Sam Armytage’s mother Libby dies aged 68

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Sam Armytage’s mother Libby has died aged 68 on Tuesday.

The Sunrise presenter, 44, announced the sad news in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday.

While Sam didn’t reveal the exact cause of death, her mother had been hospitalised back in August from heart failure caused by an autoimmune disease. 

'We are very sad': Sam Armytage revealed on Saturday that her mother Libby has passed away. (Pictured: Libby with Sam)

‘We are very sad’: Sam Armytage revealed on Saturday that her mother Libby has passed away. (Pictured: Libby with Sam)

‘Last Tuesday afternoon, a little while after the Melbourne Cup was run, our beautiful mumma passed away, just 10 days before her 69th birthday,’ Sam wrote.

‘She had fought bravely for a long time and suffered a lot, but finally her big-loving heart just couldn’t do it anymore. 

‘Mums are the centre of a family and losing ours has thrown us all in a spin and left a huge, irreparable hole in each of our hearts,’ she continued.

‘We are very, very sad. She was wonderful; kind, loving, loyal, wildly wicked, funny & formidable.’

Heartbreaking: The Sunrise presenter, 44, announced the sad news in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday

Heartbreaking: The Sunrise presenter, 44, announced the sad news in an emotional Instagram post on Saturday

Sam also shared a photo of her late mother’s rose garden, which she called Libby’s ‘happy place’. 

‘This is her “happy place”, her rose garden, where we remember her. She will be missed forever, but she’s at peace now… forever an angel.’

Back in August, Sam’s mum was hospitalised for heart failure while her dad was hospitalised after suffering a stroke.

Tough times: Back in August, Sam's mum (right) was hospitalised for heart failure while her dad (left) was hospitalised after suffering a stroke

Tough times: Back in August, Sam’s mum (right) was hospitalised for heart failure while her dad (left) was hospitalised after suffering a stroke

In a post in August, Sam thanked her friends for ‘feeding and looking after her’ in light of her parents’ health woes.

She expressed gratitude towards her ‘gorgeous’ friends as she shared an image alongside presenter Sally Obermeder, journalist Adene Cassidy and The Morning Show’s executive producer, Sarah Stinson. 

‘So much love to these gorgeous girls, who have, quite literally, fed me for the past fortnight,’ she wrote.

Roses: Sam also shared a photo of her late mother's rose garden, which she called Libby's 'happy place'

Roses: Sam also shared a photo of her late mother’s rose garden, which she called Libby’s ‘happy place’

In an earlier post, she said mum Libby had been ‘gravely ill for a while’ and ‘has an autoimmune disease which has resulted in heart failure,’

Sam shared further snaps of the delicious dishes her friends provided for her, which included the likes of salads and cauliflower soup. 

The TV personality also thanked her followers, writing: ‘Thank you to everyone for your gorgeous messages of support.’ 

Thankful: Back in August, Samantha thanked her friends for 'feeding and looking after her' in light of her parents' recent health woes which left them both hospitalised

Thankful: Back in August, Samantha thanked her friends for ‘feeding and looking after her’ in light of her parents’ recent health woes which left them both hospitalised

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