Simon Cowell Cancels X Factor Auditions After Mum Julie, 89, Sadly Passes
Simon Cowell has been faced with the
devastating loss of his mother Julie, who died on Sunday night, aged 89.
The 55-year-old music mogul cancelled
the first round of X Factor auditions following the sad news.
Last night, Simon’s brother Tony said:
“Very sad night tonight. We will all
miss Mum so very much. She was the heart and soul of our family.”
Cowell was married to EMI executive Eric, who passed away in 1999, aged 81.
Speaking on behalf of the
Cowell family last night, a spokesperson stated: “Today our beloved mum Julie passed
away. Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she
“We are heartbroken and will miss her terribly, but she is
now at peace.”
Auditions for the 12th
series of The X Factor were due to begin on Sunday with new look panel Cheryl
Fernandez Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.
It is not known when the auditions will
be rescheduled for.
A spokesperson for The X Factor made a statement regarding auditions saying: “They were due to start today and carry on into Tuesday and Wednesday.
Today’s have been cancelled and we have not made any decisions beyond that.”
Cowell, who was extremely close to his mother, is said to be devastated, and is
yet to speak publicly about her passing.
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