Tuesday, May 6, 2014
JENNIFER Connelly is still struggling to deal with her mother’s death.
The actress’ mom, Ilene, died suddenly from a heart attack a year ago, and she is still devastated over the loss.
Ilene not only raised Jennifer but also shaped her career and helped care for her three children.
“Jennifer was broken up about her mom’s death – and still is,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“She ended up losing a lot of weight from the stress, just like she did after her dad died in 2008. Jen didn’t realize it at the time, but Ilene had been working herself to death.
“On the last day of her life, she did eight massages and drove to Los Angeles, where she was staying with a friend.
“Exhausted, Ilene fell asleep at her friend’s home and never woke up.
“The one-year anniversary of her death is coming up, and Jen still hasn’t gotten over it. It’s not going to be easy on her.”