Tony Hawk’s Mother Dies of Alzheimer’s: ‘We Watched Helplessly As She Slid Away’

Former professional skateboarder Tony Hawk announced on social media this week that his 94-year-old mother, Nancy, had passed away from Alzheimer’s disease.

“My mom died peacefully this afternoon after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia,” Hawk, 51, wrote on his Facebook page. “We watched helplessly as she slid away — mentally and physically — in rapid decline over the last few years.”

On his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, Hawk wrote a long post venerating his mother’s life and describing her long battle with the disease. Nancy had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 10 years ago and had recently experienced a rapid decline.

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