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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Former Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith went to social media to announce a personal loss to his fans.
His mother, Mary Smith, died over the weekend.
Smith said this on Instagram:
I’ve lost many things in my life but nothing like the loss of my first Love, my mother. My heart is truly aching at this moment because I will never ever hear her voice again. I am so eternally grateful because she left me with so much wisdom that I now share with my kids. As we go through this period of adjustment as a family, I can hear her voice saying get up and get back in the game. Mom, you will be forever missed and always treasured. I love you and thanks for all you have given.
Smith also sent out a tweet Monday afternoon:
A spokeswoman for Smith said Mary Smith died Saturday in Dallas, where she was visiting her son and his family for the Thanksgiving holiday. The spokeswoman didn’t say how she died or how old she was.
Smith is receiving support from his former Cowboys teammate Michael Irvin, who tweeted to Smith : “We r lifting u guys up in our prayers.”
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