Double Tragedy For Robbins As Mom Dies Days After Dad

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April 20, 2011 | 4:25am EST

Actor Tim Robbins’ mother has died, less than two weeks after his father passed away.
Robbins’ dad, folk singer Gil Robbins, died earlier this month at the age of 80 at his home in Esteban Cantu, Mexico.

Now The Shawshank Redemption star is facing further tragedy – his mother, musician Mary Robbins, passed away on Sunday from a heart arrhythmia – just 12 days after Gil Robbins’ death.

Mary, who was 78, became a professional musician in the 1950s after studying at the University of California in Los Angeles.

Tim has paid tribute to his beloved mom, insisting she had a “calm and cheerful demeanour, a sharp wit, a gentle spirit and a generous and loving heart”.