Kelsey Grammer‘s mother has passed away, the actor’s rep tells OK!.
Sally Cranmer Grammer died on Monday at the Sherwood Country Club in Westlake, Calif. of natural causes. She was 80.
“I was proud to be the son of Sally Grammer," Kelsey says in a statement. "I will miss her laughter.”
The daughter of an Army colonel and a 1920s flapper, Sally was a singer in her day and served as a four-time president of Tarzana Women’s Republican Club, a position she held at the time of her passing. She was also part of the Sherwood Country Club and the Kiwanis Club.
Throughout her life, Sally has endured much heartbreak and tragedy. Her ex-husband and father of Kelsey and daughter Karen, Frank Allen Grammer, Jr., was murdered outside his home on the Virgin Islands in 1968. Seven years later, Karen was tragically killed following a rape and abduction.
Sally is survived by Kelsey, 53, his wife Camille and three granchildren, actress Spencer Grammer, 23 — Kelsey’s daughter with Doreen Alderman — and Mason, 6, and Jude, 3, his children with Camille.