Entertainment TV Harry Hamlin on His Late Mother-in-Law Lois Rinna: 'I Loved Her Like My Own Mother' "She was dancing just two weeks before she passed," Harry Hamlin tells PEOPLE (the TV show!) of Lois Rinna, who died on Nov. 15 at age 93 after suffering a stroke By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 29, 2021 04:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Harry Hamlin is remembering his late mother-in-law, Lois Rinna, after her recent death. During a sit-down interview on Monday with PEOPLE (the TV show!) host Kay Adams, Hamlin opened up about how Lois' death has affected their family. "Well, you know, it's a tough moment," the Hot Zone: Anthrax actor, 70, said. "Lois was so great and we loved her so much. I loved her like my own mother." Hamlin added, "She was dancing just two weeks before she passed." On Nov. 11, Hamlin's wife Lisa Rinna revealed her mother was "transitioning" after having a stroke. Lois died three days later at age 93. Hamlin also shared his very first meeting with Lois. "I think she was younger than I am now," he recalled. "And from the moment I met her, I kind of wished she had been my mom." Lisa Rinna Marks First Thanksgiving After Death of Her Mom Lois — and Honors Her in a Special Way David Livingston/Getty Images After her mother's death, the 58-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wrote on her Instagram Story. "She was a survivor and the strongest person I've ever met," she wrote. "She loved a good cocktail. In a short glass," the Bravo star shared in a separate post. "And she had the same hairdo for 75 years bitches." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Lisa Rinna and Lois Rinna. Charley Gallay/Getty On Monday, the Days of Our Lives: Beyond Salem actress opened up about how she's coping with grief, sharing that the "hardest part is going on." "Continuing, going back to the routine and to your obligations and work but you're not the same. You'll never be the same but you must do the same things that you were doing before ... because that's the way of living," Rinna wrote on Instagram. "So as I try to do what I was doing, I'm doing it through different eyes and a different heart. Now off to sell lipstick and go kick some ass over there at RHOBH." Lois was beloved by fans for her occasional appearances on RHOBH. During Hamlin's appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan Monday, host Kelly Ripa recalled how his wife said Lois "loved being famous." Hamlin jokingly replied, "As does Lisa!"