Neeson’s mother Kitty died on Saturday, Neeson’s rep confirmed to Fox News.
Neeson turned 68 on Sunday.
Kitty’s death was mentioned in a live-streamed mass shared on Facebook by the Ballymena Kirkinriola Parish.
Liam Neeson attends the screening of ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ during the 56th New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on October 4, 2018 in New York City.
“Let us pray for the faithful departed. We pray for those that died recently… [including] Kitty Neeson,” said the priest during the service. “Her funeral arrangements will be later.”
Councillor Peter Johnston, Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council released a statement as well, per a local Ballymena, Ireland outlet Ballymena Daily
actor Liam Neeson at the premiere of the film ‘Hunt For The Wilderpeople’ in London. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file)
“Very sorry to hear this news. As Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, I will be raising this at full council on Tuesday where we will be holding a minute’s silence,” he said. “Rest in Peace, Kitty.”
The Ballymena Daily says Kitty’s community remembers her “her working as a dinner lady at St. Louis School.”
No cause of death was mentioned.