U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in mourning after her mother died at the age of 92.
Clinton pulled out of a planned trip to Europe this week (begs31Oct11) to be with Dorothy Rodham as she battled an undisclosed illness, but she lost her fight for life in the early hours of Tuesday (01Nov11).
Rodham's family were by her bedside in Washington as she passed away.
A statement from the Clinton family reads, "She overcame abandonment and hardship as a young girl to become the remarkable woman she was.
"A warm, generous and strong woman; an intellectual; a woman who told a great joke and always got the joke; an extraordinary friend and, most of all, a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
"Dorothy is and always will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill Clinton."