Sarah Silverman‘s mother, Beth Ann O’Hara, has died at 73.
“Wednesday morning my mom died,” Silverman, 44, captioned a throwback photo of her mother that she posted on Twitter Monday. “She was a know-it-all in overalls & two different colored socks. And defiantly, no bra.”
“The woman who, when I was little, gave me detailed directions to a restaurant ladies room then secretly watched as I found my way to it on my own,” she continued. “The woman who went back to college at 42, and skinny dipped in ponds, and told me never to protect myself from a broken heart because it was so very worth the pain to get to experience love.”
O’Hara, who produced and directed 50 plays over 25 years, was known simply as “mom” to a number of aspiring actors, according to New Hampshire Public Radio.
According to the site, Silverman presented her mom with a lifetime achievement award at the New Hampshire Theater Awards in 2003.
Before presenting the award, the actress described her mother as: “Loving, nurturing, caring, colorful – she used to wear two different color socks, I’m not sure she was aware of that – supportive, honest, strong and with endless creativity and energy. She gives us the feeling that we fill her heart with love and I think it’s because we fill her heart with love. Mom … we feel the same. you fill our hearts, as well.”