"Thanks For Everything Mom": Tony Hawk's Mother Dies At 94 After A Decade-Long Battle With Alzheimer's

Date December 27, 2019

There is a high risk for senior people to suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Tony Hawn noticed drastic changes in his mother’s behavior almost two decades ago. Little did he know that those behavioral issues directly referred to health issues.

Throughout his lifespan, he has watched his mum, Nancy Hawk, lose her memory step by step.

..And then she started losing touch with reality in certain aspects, where the things she would say were more concerning. They were … I can’t explain it. She would mention things that were not real, and we knew that something was off.

Tony Hawk’s mother dies

Tony Hawk’s mom, Nancy, sadly passed away at the age of 94. The skating legend took to social media to announce the shattering news and posted a series of lovely pictures, honoring his late parent.

My mom died peacefully this afternoon after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. We watched helplessly as she slid away – mentally and physically – in rapid decline over the last few years.

Instead of focusing on distressing details of Nancy Hawk’s demise, Tony decided to talk about his most prominent and most memorable accomplishments throughout her long lifetime.

She taught me to treat everyone equally, to embrace diversity, and help those in need. She was constantly smiling, had a quick wit, and made everyone around her feel special ... She touched many lives with her kindness, and I believe she left the world a better place for countless others.

Nancy was always worried about her children, but she never discouraged them. Instead, she supported every step and knew the value of a family bond. Heartbroken Tony concluded:

Thanks for everything mom, we love you, and we are thankful for your guidance.

His father passed away in 1955 from lung cancer. Now, Tony has no parents alive.

Tony Hawk’s marriages

  • 1990-1993: Hawk was married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy Dunbar. The couple had one son, Riley, who also became a skateboarder.
  • 1996-2004: he was married to Erin Lee, with whom he shares two sons, Spencer and Keegan.
  • 2006-2011: Tony was married to Kadence Clover. They have only one daughter, Kadence Clover.
  • 2015-: the American star is married to Cathy Goodman. No children yet.

Tony Hawk knew he would have to support his mother through her battle the day they found out about her diagnosis. In September 2018, he wrote on Instagram about Nancy’s health issues, noting that the last ten years of her life “were corrupted” by Alzheimer’s and dementia. Let’s wish support to the Hawk family in such a difficult time.

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