Jennifer Love Hewitt has been dealt a devastating blow - her mum and best friend Patricia has lost her battle with cancer.
The speech-language pathologist, who has been at her daughter's side for much of her career, passed away on Tuesday (12Jun12), aged 67.
The I Know What You Did Last Summer star's representative says, "She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place."
Patricia moved from Texas to Los Angeles in the late 1980s as her daughter chased her dream of becoming an actress.