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Tyrese Gibson Mourns Loss of Mother Priscilla, Pronounced Dead on Valentine's Day After Battle With Covid-19 and Pneumonia

While others were celebrating the loves of their life this past Valentine’s Day, actor Tyrese Gibson took to Instagram to share the loss of one of his with the world.

In a solemn video posted on the site, the 43-year-old “Fast and Furious” movie franchise star mourned the loss of his mother Priscilla Murray, who died on Monday after being hospitalized with COVID-19 and pneumonia the previous week.

"On behalf of my family and everyone who ever spent anytime praying for my mother, this is the saddest moment of my life," Gibson captioned the clip. "My sweet Valentine just passed away."

The video features the actor holding his unresponsive mother’s hand.

"Rest in peace mom," he says with tears in his voice. "You fought, mom. You fought. Oh my god, I'm so sorry this happened, mom, Jesus."

Gibson added, "I'm gonna hold your hand for the rest of my life, OK? Everywhere I go, I'm gonna hold your hand the way you held my hand when I was a kid."

The heartbreaking scene was the end of a sad and short saga that begin on Feb. 7 when Gibson shared that his mother was hospitalized and asked his fans to pray for her.

"My mother is in a coma, in ICU, with Pneumonia and she caught Covid they got her so sedated she can't breathe or even eat on her own," he explained in an Instagram post. "This has been going on all week I haven't posted [I'm doing it this time cause I feel helpless this is my cry for help."

"Please guys praise you pray and even write out the prayers in the comments so that me and my family can read and be encouraged," Gibson said. "I feel helpless and need my prayer warriors to cover my mother please please keep her father God she's got so much more to do…"

Despite being clearly deep in mourning Gibson expressed thanks to jazz artist Kenny G. The legendary saxophonist played "Forever in Love" during an Instagram Live for Gibson and his mom while in the hospital.

"Dear @kennyg I will never ever forget what you did for our beloved mother you sent her into the heavens with the perfect melody………." he wrote. "I am going to watch this clip over and over and remember that you sent her into the heavens on the sweetest Melodies…."

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