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From the Charleston Post & Courier:

Lorna Colbert
Lorna Elizabeth Tuck Colbert, of Charleston, widow of Dr. James William Colbert, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She was born in Larchmont, NY on November 6, 1920, a daughter of Andrew Edward and Marie Elizabeth Fee Tuck. Lorna Colbert was an adored wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to being the matriarch of a family of 82, Lorna Colbert was an accomplished artist, a church leader, a businesswoman, a supporter of the arts and a woman whose profound faith was apparent in her daily life....

 Her Mass of Christian Burial and Rite of Committal will be private...In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for the Dr. James W. Colbert Endowment Fund: MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee Street, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425, or's Sharilyn Johnson seems to be the first to have posted:

From her report:
Thursday’s Colbert Report taping cancelled after death of Stephen Colbert’s mother

Thursday night’s Colbert Report will be a rerun so that its star, Stephen Colbert, can be with his family after his mother, Lorna Colbert, died Wednesday at the age of 92. This according to Dan Dinello, via Twitter, who has worked with Stephen and whose nephew (Paul Dinello) and son (Bryan Dinello) are on staff of the Report.

Dinello also tweeted that Lorna died one hour prior to yesterday’s hour-long episode featuring Paul McCartney.

Lorna Colbert’s obituary appears on the Charleston’s Post and Courier website. The family has asked for donations to the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation for the Dr. James W. Colbert Endowment Fund.

That tweet she mentions seems to have disappeared -- I suppose that co-workers, family & friends are keeping things quiet, as they did when Stephen's mother 'took ill' last February, and the show suddenly (and mysteriously) cancelled production so he could be with her.

You may remember seeing this when he came back:

And his onscreen celebration of her 92nd birthday on a Tuesday last November:

I never know what to say in these circumstances other than "I'm sorry."

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