Fans of Shemar Moore know that this man loved his Mama.
Shemar Moore is an actor and former fashion model. He is perhaps best known for playing Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005. He was also Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds and a host of Soul Train. In 2017, he became the lead in the television series S.W.A.T.
He is very active on social media, posting lots of videos for his fans and keeping them up to date on his day to day activities. Until that is, followers noticed he stopped posting.
He returned after "some weeks" offline to let fans know the sad news.
His Mama, Marylin Joan Wilson-Moore passed away on Feb. 8 at the age of 76. Her passing is reported to be due to complications from multiple health problems. Moore said he kept the secret out of respect.
"I stay stunned. I am heartbroken," Moore says in an Instagram video clip. "I don't know life without this woman. I don't know what to do but I will figure it out because that's what she would want."
“This is real life,” he begins to share with fans Wednesday in the first of several Instagram videos shot as he stares into the camera. “It’s not a game. It’s not a joke. I’m hurting real bad.”
“I miss her more than I ever thought possible and I don’t know how to do this life without her,” he wrote in a caption, “but I get my STRENGTH from her and I will be OK because of HER.”
You can watch his heartfelt tribute below:
Shemar and his mother were especially close and she was often featured in his videos. He explains he is not looking to exploit her death but feels compelled to share her passing with those who follow him. “You knew her from afar,” he said in one clip.
He later shared a slideshow of their happy times throughout the years set to "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion.
"My Mama always said “I was at the front of the line when God was handing out sons” .... and I always said “Mama, you know I cut the line to get to you!” ❤️ I love you mama ❤️"
You can watch his video tribute below:
Shemar has clearly struggled with the loss, posting tributes throughout the year.
"Gone too soon 💔 Marilyn Joan Wilson Moore..... you always told me you were in the front of the line when God was handing out sons and you gave me life... I always responded saying “No momma, I cut the line to get to YOU!! I Love You and miss you sooooooo much!!! You did the dam thang!!! I promise to finish what we started! Dance, keep shaking yo back side, sip that wine, puff puff pass, smile.... while I do what you would want me to do... Show the world what you taught me and made be believe that anything is possible and go get it.... Journey of a Dreamer..... HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY to ALL mother’s out there.. and... up in heaven.... we are nothing without the love of a mother!"
September 7 was Momma Marilyn's first heavenly birthday and Shemar didn't forget.
"Happy Heavenly Birthday Momma Marilyn... 77 today... I Love You... You affected so many lives with your Brilliant Light, mind, Love, Sass, heart,and keeping it cute and elegant all day everyday. I know you up there puff puff passing and sipping that wine...."
We are so very sorry for your loss, Shemar. Your mom was an amazing woman who raised an amazing man.