British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg is mourning the death of his mother, who passed away on Friday (18Mar11).
Thanking fans for their kind words and support, the Sexuality singer took to his Twitter.com account on Saturday (19Mar11) to announce the sad news.
He wrote, "After a long and active life and a short illness, my mother Marie passed away yesterday, surrounded by her family.
"Thank you for all the kind sentiments that have been expressed via twitter in the past few days."