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Sam Armytage has posted a moving tribute to her mother, Libby Armytage, who died on Tuesday.
"Last Tuesday afternoon, a little while after the Melbourne Cup was run, our beautiful mumma passed away, just 10 days before her 69th birthday," the Sunrise host said on Instagram on Saturday.
"She had fought bravely for a long time and suffered a lot, but finally her big-loving heart just couldn’t do it anymore.
Sam Armytage posted an emotional tribute for her mother who died last Tuesday.Credit:Instagram
"Mums are the centre of a family and losing ours has thrown us all in a spin and left a huge, irreparable hole in each of our hearts. We are very, very sad.
"She was wonderful; kind, loving, loyal, wildly wicked, funny and formidable.
"This is her 'happy place', her rose garden, where we remember her.
"She will be missed forever, but she’s at peace now.. forever an angel.
"RIP Libby Armytage 13/11/51-3/11/20."
In August, Ms Armytage said her mother had been "gravely ill" with an autoimmune disease, which resulted in heart failure. Her mother was in hospital but gradually stabilised.
At the time, Ms Amrytage's father had been going to visit his wife when he had a stroke.
"Luckily he wasn’t out the back of Wagga in a paddock as he probably wouldn’t be here to tell the tale," Ms Armytage said in a post at the time.
"He's a tough old buggar and he's in rehab, frustrated but determined. And giving plenty of cheek to his long- suffering, wonderful nurses."
"To anyone out there with loved ones in the hospital right now or anyone out there near your parents right now, give them a hug for me," she added.
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