RHOBH's Lisa Rinna Pays Tribute to Mom Lois After Her Death: 'Strongest Person I've Ever Met'
Lisa Rinna is celebrating her mother's life.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star walked her Instagram followers through highlights from her mom Lois DeAndrade Rinna's life after the 93-year-old died on Monday. The loss came after Rinna, 58, shared with fans last week that Lois was "transitioning" after having a stroke.
Rinna shared sweet pictures of Lois in her youth, at her wedding, and with friends on her Instagram Story Monday evening. One photo included a headshot of Lois as a young woman. "She was a survivor and the strongest person I've ever met," Rinna wrote.
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One of the photos was of Lois getting ready for her wedding. Rinna captioned the photo, which showed someone adjusting Lois' veil, with an angel emoji.
On her Instagram feed, Rinna also captured a lighthearted side of her mom. A photo of Lois with drink in hand offered a glimpse into Lois' fun-loving personality. "She loved a good cocktail. In a short glass," Rinna captioned the post. "And she had the same hairdo for 75 years bitches."
The Bravo star first shared the news of Lois' stroke alongside a video of her mother dancing.
"I know how much you appreciate and LOVE Lois so I need to tell you that she has had a stroke," she wrote on Instagram. "I am with her now, so let's celebrate her and send her so much love while she transitions. I was so conflicted to share this very very sad news with you, but I know you would want to know."
She announced Lois' passing alongside a photo from her mother's wedding day.
"Lois DeAndrade Rinna, June 7, 1928 - November 15, 2021 5:05am. Heaven Has a New Angel." Rinna captioned the photo on Monday.
Lois — who was extremely close with Rinna and made occasional appearances on RHOBH over the years — had previously suffered a stroke that resulted in "months of rehabilitation."
"My mom had a devastating stroke 6 years ago and had to learn how to walk and talk again months of rehabilitation," Rinna tweeted in 2019. "She is one of the lucky ones. She is not the same as she once was but she has overcome so much. We are blessed and so grateful."