Jennifer Aniston’s Mom Dead: Nancy Dow Dies at 79

Jennifer Anison’s mother, Nancy Dow, has died, the Emmy-winning star said on Wednesday, May 25.

“It is with great sadness that my brother John [Melick] and I announce the passing of our mother Nancy Dow,” the actress said in a statement to Us Weekly. “She was 79 years old and passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends after enduring a long illness. We ask that our family’s privacy be respected as we grieve our loss.”

Dow also penned the 1999 memoir From Mother and Daughter to Friends about her famous child. The tome led to a rift between the two that lasted for nearly a decade, and the Mother’s Day star, 47, even excluded her mother from her 2000 wedding to Brad Pitt.

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The Friends alum, who is now married to actor Justin Theroux, and her mother reconciled after Aniston and Pitt divorced in 2005.

Dow was married to Jack Melick from 1956 to 1961, and Jennifer Aniston’s father, Days of Our Lives actor John Aniston, from 1965 to 1980.

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