Australian pop star/actress Samantha Jade is in mourning following the death of her mother.

The singer, who played Kylie Minogue in Inxs mini-series Inxs: Never Tear Us Apart, discovered her mother Jacqui was battling brain cancer just days before the project premiered in February (14).

Jade subsequently put her career on hold to be by her mother's side.

Jacqui passed away on Sunday (08Jun14) at the family's home in Perth, Australia, and Jade has now thanked fans for their support in the aftermath of the tragedy.

She says in a statement, "Our beautiful mother Jacqueline Deans Gibbs passed away peacefully with family by her side. She fought 'til the very end with the strength and grace by which she lived her life and will be deeply missed. We appreciate your kind words, prayers, and respect for our family during this very difficult time."