The Bravo world suffered a devastating loss this Mother’s Day weekend, as the mama to Miami passed away.
Radar Online reports that the RHOM star passed away at the age of 84 “surrounded by loved ones after battling a “long illness” according to a family statement. Despite not revealing the exact illness, Mama Elsa suffered a stroke six years ago; however at this time there is no official word on if her death was related to this previous health crisis.
Mama Elsa was beloved for her maternal instincts, her quirky personality and her humor. She was the mother to Marysol Patton and from the show, gained a devoted fan base.
“The family is so very grateful to the many fans and friends who have continued to ask for her and offer their prayers and best wishes,” the statement said. “They thank the community, her caretakers, and the many friends who have continued to check in on Elsa from all over the world. Their support has meant the world to the family.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Marysol and her family at this time. As a tribute to the irreplaceable Mama Elsa, here are some throwback pics of the Cuban beauty: