Rob Lowe has been dealt a devastating blow as he tries to save his flop TV drama LYON'S DEN - his mother has lost her battle with cancer.

The actor felt things couldn't get any worse after his TV comeback was cancelled by bosses at TV network NBC, but now it has been revealed he'll celebrate Christmas (03) without his mum BARBARA HELPER.

Helper was 64 when she passed away on 29 November (03) at her home in Summerfield, California.

19/12/2003 09:22