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Soledad O’Brien’s Mother Passes Away 40 Days After Her Father’s Death

“My mom died today. Joining my dad who passed away 40 days ago. She was a pretty remarkable lady.”

Soledad O'Brien at the Turner Network's Summer 2008 TCA press Tour. Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 07-11-08 / Soledad O'Brien's Twitter

Political analyst Soledad O’Brien is currently grieving the loss of both of her parents. Her mother, Estella Marquetti O’Brien, has passed away just 40 days after her father, Edward O’Brien.

O’Brien released a series of photos of her mother on Twitter while sharing a bit of family history with followers, tweeting, “My mom died today. Joining my dad who passed away 40 days ago. She was a pretty remarkable lady. An immigrant from Cuba, she lived with the Oblate Sisters of Providence in Baltimore during college.”

Learn more about O’Brien’s mother below.

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