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Music video star Cyndi Lauper’s mother dies – NBC New York

Cyndi Lauper praises his late mother Catrine – and shares what their relationship meant to her.

“My beautiful mother died”, Lauper, 68, wrote on Instagram on Thursday. “She rocked and wrestled with us and was in many of my videos. It was an honor to work with her. I feel so lucky to have been able to perform with my mom throughout my life, both as a as a girl and as a woman.”

She continued, “She may have left this world, but not without leaving her mark. Thank you, Mom. I love you.”

The singer did not reveal it 91 years old cause of death of the mother.

Cyndi, who grew up in Queens, NY with her mother and two brothers and sisterssay it the wall street journal in 2014 that Catrine inspired her art.

“My mom taught us to think and ask questions,” she told the outlet, adding, “My mom loved the arts and she always took us to Manhattan to see Shakespeare or showed us around the Metropolitan. Museum of Art.”

The two-time Grammy winnerwho is known for her love of bright colors, said, “My mom loved interior design books and we often changed the color of our bedroom. At one point it was pink. Another time it was the color of sand — my mother never called it beige.”

Catrine was therefore an obvious candidate to play a mother in her daughter’s music videos such as “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” in 1983. Performing under the stage name “Catherine Dominique“, she played an exasperated mom waiting for Cyndi to come home from a wild outing.

According Varietyin January, the video has received over a billion views on YouTube since its release in 2009.

Catrine also appeared in Cyndi’s “Time After Time” music video (from the same album), playing the singer’s sick mother.

And in the video for Cyndi’s song “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough” which appeared on the soundtrack of the 1985 film “The Goonies“, Catrine again played mom.

In September, Cyndi thanked her mother for supporting her career.

“My mother was in all the videos she could be in with me”, she wrote on Instagram. “She might not quite know what she was getting into, but she wanted to be there for me. We had so much fun. Thank you, Mom. I love you so much. Happy Birthday!”

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