Hewitt’s rep issued a statement saying, “Her family mourns her loss. She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided.”
Hewitt, 33, who kept her mom’s illness private, always appreciated her mother’s support in her career.
The actress previously revealed her mother found her role as a prostitute on “The Client List” amusing.
Jennifer said of her mother, “She was like, ‘So let’s review … For 15 years people have been talking about your boobs. Earlier this year, you wrote about your hoo haw in a book. Now you’re playing a crack ho on TV.’ She was like, ‘Do you think maybe you could do an animated movie next?'”
The 33-year-old Texas native also has an older brother, Todd.
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