ALI star Jamie Foxx is mourning after learning his grandmother - who was also his adoptive mother - has died.

The actor was forced to cancel an appearance on American TV show LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY on Tuesday (26OCT04) after getting the bad news.

Former domestic worker ESTHER TALLEY adopted Foxx when he was seven-months-old following the break-up of his parents' marriage.

Foxx recently said of his grandparents, "Any gaps - emotional gaps, spiritual gaps - my adopted parents filled them. So I didn't skip a beat."

28/10/2004 02:47