Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane is in mourning following the death of his mother.
The funnyman's mum, Ann Perry MACFarlane, passed away at the age of 63 after losing her battle with cancer, according to newsman Larry King.
The TV host paid tribute to Ann during his Larry King Live show on Wednesday night (28Jul10) and sent his condolences to the cartoon boss.
He also asked viewers to donate to Ann's favourite animal charities in her memory.
King said, "We would like to acknowledge the death of Ann Perry MACFarlane. She's the mother of our friend, Family Guy creator Seth MACFarlane. Perry was only 63, (she) passed away (after) a valiant battle with cancer...
"I spoke to her on the phone when Seth was on the show in May, and I could see why her friends called her a bright light who sparkled... Perry touched many who celebrated her life. Those who would like to honour her can donate to the ASPCA or the Humane Society in her name.
"To her children, Seth and Rachel, and her husband, Ron, we know your lives are not the same without Perry in them. We offer our prayers and send our condolences to you.
"Seth MACFarlane is a great guy and had a great mother. I really loved talking with her. Miss you, Perry."