Simon Cowell’s mother Julie has sadly passed away.
The 89 year old mother of four sons Nicholas, Simon, Tony and Michael, and also step-mother to John and June, passed away last night.
Due to Simon’s grief today’s X Factor auditions in Manchester have been cancelled, but a decision has yet to be made about the next set of auditions due to take place this week.
A statement from the Cowell family has been released saying “Today our beloved mum Julie passed away. Anyone who had met her would know what a truly special and kind lady she was. We are heartbroken and will miss her terribly, but she is now at peace,”
Simon who had a very close bond with his beloved mum, has yet to make a public comment.
Our thoughts are with all concerned