Spelling 'Betrayed' By Mother
LATEST: TORI SPELLING is furious she never received a phone call from her mother CANDY saying her father AARON SPELLING had died and instead received an email from a friend informing her of her father's death while she was at dinner. Tori's father passed away on Friday night (23JUN06) and she received an email condolence message on her Blackberry from a friend who had just seen the news on TV. Tori was in Toronto, Canada with her husband DEAN MCDERMOTT and had booked a flight to Los Angeles for the following morning (24JUN06). Aaron had suffered a stroke five days earlier (18JUN06) and Tori believed he was resting comfortably at home and in no immediate danger. She tells American publication Us Weekly, "I was told he could have had months to live. "A friend of mine had seen a TV report and emailed me, 'I'm so sorry. I just heard your father died.' And I was just in total shock." Tori was stunned that she had not received a call from anyone in her family before the death was made public. She says her grief quickly turned to anger adding, "My first thought was, 'I can't believe my mother didn't call me!'"