“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss is mourning the unexpected death of her mother-in-law Sharon.
Burruss remembered her mother-in-law, widely known as “Miss Sharon,” as a “young spirit” and also revealed the pain that she feels for her husband Todd Tucker.
Miss Sharon reportedly suffered a stroke in New York on Monday, prompting Tucker to fly there from Atlanta. She was reportedly unconscious upon her son’s arrival but passed away the following day.
Today has been a tough day. Our family has suffered a terrible loss. Sharon was the best mother in-law! She was fun, energetic, loving, & caring. I loved how she liked to get up & go all the time. She would get you in check one minute & give you a hug the next minute. She still had a young spirit. It’s unbelievable that she’s gone. I’m so sad for @todd167 because they were so close… He talked to her every morning & all thru out the day, every day. It’s hard losing people that you love but when it’s out of the blue with no warning it just makes it that much harder…. I’m still in shock. 😢
Sharon made a number of appearances on “RHOA” season 6 where she often clashed with Burruss’ mother, Mama Joyce. Despite their past differences, both families came together for Burruss’ April wedding to Tucker without incident. Tucker, who is understandably shattered, also expressed grief on Instagram but said he believes his mother is in a better place.
Today I lost my partner, my ride or die my best friend! I don’t know what to do? I’m lost! My heart hurts so much! She was a fighter, a warrior for her son! It was me and her against the world! She’s in a better place!! Mom I love you to death! Rest in peace! A photo posted by @todd167 on Dec 12, 2014 at 7:17pm PST
The other “RHOA” costars sent their condolences on Twitter.
My condolences go out to @Kandi and Todd for their loss. She was a sweet woman who was always so nice to me. Saying a prayer for the family
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) December 3, 2014
“My prayers are with The Tucker family tonight! Todd your Mother Miss Sharon was a beautiful soul & so loving she will be missed. Love you guys? @Todd167 @kandiburruss #RIP Miss Sharon,” Porsha Williams wrote.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of @todd167 mother Sharon untimely passing … I will truly miss her. @todd167 may the comfort of God be with you and your family during this difficult time … ,” Cynthia Bailey wrote.
— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) December 3, 2014
“My condolences to @todd167 and @kandiburruss for your loss. Haven’t gotten to know you too closely, but I do know that loss. My prayers are with you and your family,” Demetria McKinney wrote.