Tom Cruise's mother, Mary Lee South, has died at the age of 80, a source confirms to Us Weekly. According to People, which was first to report the news, South, who dealt with health issues in recent years, died peacefully in her sleep sometime last week. Cruise was close with his mother throughout his life, People reported, and she encouraged him to participate in a local theater group when he was a child. She continued to support his acting career into adulthood, and told Rolling Stone magazine in 1986 that she thought it was a "God-given talent."
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